Excellent, high-quality storage variety of beets. Leaves can be used for salad.
(Beta vulgaris) Heirloom from 1892. Original selections were made from Early Blood Turnip by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. Nearly round blood-red 3" diameter roots. Great for canning and fresh eating. Prolific, good keeper.
Packet: 100 seeds.
Days to maturity: 60-65. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Can be planted at two-week intervals for continuous harvests. All parts of the beet plant are edible.