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840 – Robuschka

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Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Vigorous plants with strong tops. Round, smooth-skinned roots are dark red throughout. Excellent taste cooked, grated raw in salads, juiced, pickled or processed. Good storage. Selected for its sweet fruit-like taste which is the real strength of this variety!

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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
60-65

SOWING
Sow beets ~1/2-1″ deep after soil has warmed to around 45 degrees.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Prefers full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
pH 6.5 – 6.8. can tolerate a pH of 6.2 – 7.

PLANT HEIGHT
Greens 6-10″

PLANT SPACING
Beet seeds are actually a cluster of ~2-6 seeds. Sow thinly about 1-3″ apart. After germination, snip or pull out the weaker seedlings out of the cluster.

HARDINESS ZONES
Beets can tolerate some cold and roots can remain in the ground until a hard freeze.

HARVEST
Thin beets to about 3-4″ apart, utilizing the beet greens in salads and baby beets as you wish. Beets can be harvested at full size or anytime after their tops have poked up out of the ground. Beets may be left for a week or two after maturity in the soil to increase their storage time, however, their texture will become slightly woody.

COMPANION PLANTING
Beets grow well when paired with beans, leeks, kohlrabi, garlic, and onions.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

In January 2015, Huffington Post collected 30 Beet Dishes That’ll Convince You to Try Something New. We are particularly intrigued by the Beet and Feta Burgers and Beet Lemonade. Please share if you try any and what you think of them!

Additional Information

Sizes

S ~150 Seeds, LG ~600 Seeds, 1 oz ~2,200 Seeds, 2+ oz. bulk

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