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Organic Beet Crosby Egyptian

Organic Beet Crosby Egyptian

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Matures in 60 Days

Height 12 to 16 Inches

Developed in Germany in the 1860’s, this flat, saucer-shaped beet was refined by Josiah Crosby, a Boston-based market farmer. An early variety that produces a heavy yield of delicious beets, it is excellent boiled, baked, or pickled. Enjoy the tops and nutritious roots chopped up in a salad.

SOWING…Plant seeds in cooler weather, when soil is above 40 degrees F, about 4 weeks after the last hard frost. Plant seeds ¾ inch deep and 1 inch apart, in rows approximately 12 to 18 inches apart. Cover seeds with 1 ½ inches of soil, well pressed down. Water well at planting time.

THINNING…When plants are 4 to 6 inches tall, thin to 4 to 6 inches apart, in rows 12 to 18 inches apart.

GERMINATION…Germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil and temperature conditions.

REMARKS…Young beet tops make excellent greens. For beets all summer, stagger your plantings about every 3 weeks.
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