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Traverse City, MI 49696
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Heirloom Beet Seeds

Harvesting Beet Seeds

Heirloom beets have a lightweight pollen that bees can carry a long way in the wind, and will cross with other members of the species, such as swiss chard. Select beets that are a couple inches in diameter and dig them up before the first hard frost. Cut leafy tops to 1 in. Bury beets in damp sand or sawdust and store in a cool (40-50 degrees), humid place for winter. When the soil can be worked in spring, throw out beets withered in storage and replant firm beets outdoors about 2 ft. apart, with crowns just below the soil level. The plant will produce a tall, branched stalk loaded with tiny flowers. To harvest, cut the plants to the ground and hang them upside down in a well-ventilated area to dry. Strip seeds by hand. Beet seeds are harvested BIENNIALLY.

There are different heirloom beet varieties you can choose from, each with unique health benefits and distinctive flavors. Heirloom beet seeds are the best way to ensure you get a quality product that you can plant and harvest yourself following seasonal rules.

Crosby Egyptian

An Heirloom vegetable developed in Germany in the 1860’s. One of the largest early variety, the plant will produce heavy yield of round flat delicious beets, ideal for pickling, boiling or baking.  Plant Crosby Egyptian Beet seeds in a sunny spot that receives ample drainage.
Maturity: 60 days

Detroit Red

Plant “Detroit Dark Red” Beet seeds and double your pleasure by enjoying both the roots and the greens. The “Detroit Dark Red” prefers full sun and good drainage, but in most climates can also tolerate partially filtered shade. Can be planted in early spring or late summer.

Experience the vibrancy of your garden with our heirloom beet seeds. Savor the unmatched flavor and nutritional bounty of beets that have been cherished through generations. Choose our seeds, where purity meets sustainability, ensuring each harvest enriches not only your meals but also the earth.

Contact us today to learn more about the different heirloom beet varieties, and get yours today to improve your lifestyle.


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