- Dark red root
- Elongated shape
- Easy to peel
- Sweet flavor
- 46-80 days
- ±2,300 seeds/oz
Beet, Cylindra Description
A Danish variety. Elongated beet resembles a carrot and produces uniform round slices for eating and processing. Sweet dark red flesh is free from rings and the skin is easy to peel. Can be planted closer together than globe-shaped varieties. 46-80 days. ±2,300 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 4 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
These leaves can be harvested for fresh eating when they are 3-5 in. and for cooking as they mature.You should harvest the roots when they are 2-4 inches in diameter.
This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.