(Beta vulgaris) Pre-1840 Italian heirloom, introduced to the U.S.
before 1865. Named for a fishing town near Venice.
Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and
white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s-eye.
A feast for the eyes; wonderful for fresh eating and
pickling. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced
just before serving. 50 days.
Green Thumb Tip 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. ± 2,300 seeds/oz
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