COUNTRY CREEK LLC
Cylindra beet seeds
Description & Nutritional Value
Cylindra beets are named for their long, cylindrical roots that sometimes grow up to six or eight inches. These heirloom beets have a smooth dark maroon skin and a deep red flesh. Cylindra beets have a sweet flavor and a fine grain. The beet tops (or greens) are also sweeter than more common round beets.
This superfood has dozens of health benefits, from fighting against diseases to weight loss. These veggies are a versatile and effective way to improve your diet. Like most root vegetables, beets are not always visually appealing, but they are packed with a big variety of nutrients.
How To Grow Indoors
*Starting the seeds in pots then transplanting the resulting seedlings outdoors will help you manage your garden layout better. The transplants will be sturdy plants that can withstand pests and cool, early-spring temperature fluctuations. Unlike most root crops, beets transplant well when grown and planted properly. Start the beets by seed indoors about three to four weeks before you want to transplant so the seedlings don't grow too large.
*Plenty of water is necessary for the seeds to germinate. Water the plant on a daily basis to sprout. The best temperature to sprout the seeds is 50 F. Water daily until the leaves begin to sprout. At the beginning, beet seeds need plenty of water to start the germination process. The roots will take moisture from the soil once they're established.
*Beets grow best in conditions of uniform moisture. You normally don't need to water them unless the soil in which they reside has become dry. You can check this by pushing your finger into the soil to see if it is dry. Maintain a regular watering schedule however, otherwise you will end up with dry and cracked roots. You normally need no more than 1 inch of water a week. Keep rotating the pot if the source of sunlight is small, like a window, to ensure every plant gets a uniform amount of sunlight and grow straight upwards. Your beet seedlings should be ready to plant out in about 4 weeks.
Pickled Beets Recipe
*Scrub beets and trim tops to 1 in.
*Place in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 25-30 minutes or until tender. Remove from water; cool. Peel beets and slice; place in a bowl and set aside.
*In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, cloves, allspice and salt. Bring to a boil; boil 5 minutes. Pour over beets. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Drain before serving.
Product Feature 1
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
Product Feature 2
All seed lots are tested for germination.
Product Feature 3
Works great with any type of sprouter.