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ruby queen beet seed
DESCRIPTION & NUTRITIoNAL VALUE
A favorite for generations of gardeners, this All-America Selections winner has stood the test of time. Ruby Queen's round, smooth-skinned beets are exceptionally tender with an earthy beet flavor. Ringless and deep red—they retain their color when canned or pickled. An early maturing variety, it performs in poor soils and holds its shape when crowded.
Beetroot provides a wide range of possible health benefits, such as reducing blood pressure, improving digestion, and lowering the risk of diabetes.
how to grow at home
*Ruby Queen beets do well with a light, moist soil, ideally with a PH level of 6.5 to 7. However, these beets have been known to thrive in soils with poorer conditions as well.
*Sow the seeds half an inch deep, with three inches between plants and twelve to eighteen inches between rows. These seeds will need plenty of moisture while germinating, so keep the soil moist for the first twenty one days.
*Thrive in conditions with full sun or partial shade.
*After fifty two days, the beets should be ready for harvesting.
how to serve
Roasted Beets with Lemon and Yogurt
* Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the greens away from the beets, leaving about 1/4 inch of stems.
*Scrub the beets and place in a baking dish or lidded ovenproof casserole. Add 1/4 inch water to the dish. Cover tightly.
*Place in the oven and roast small beets (3 ounces or less) for 30 to 40 minutes, medium beets (4 to 6 ounces) 40 to 45 minutes, and large beets (8 ounces) 50 to 60 minutes, until easily penetrated with the tip of a knife.
*Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the covered baking dish. Cut away the ends and slip off the skins. Slice or cut in wedges and set aside.
*While the beets are in the oven, stem the greens and wash in at least 2 changes of water. Place in a bowl.
*At this point you have the option of transferring the greens to a platter or serving the dish right from the pan. Whether in the pan or on a platter, arrange the beets on top of the greens. Drizzle on the remaining olive oil and squeeze on more lemon juice to taste. Mash the garlic to a purée with a pinch of salt in a mortar and pestle and stir into the yogurt. Place spoonfuls of yogurt over the top of the beets and beet greens, sprinkle on the walnuts and serve, with grains if desired
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
All seed lots are tested for germination.
Works great with any type of sprouter.