Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Organic Cylindra Beet Seeds
Organic Cylindra Beet Seed (60 days)
This beet dates back to the 1880s. Also known as the "Formanova". Dark red, cylindrical and about 6-9"s long. This is not your typical beet as it is much longer.
Cylindra beet almost resembles the size and shape of an oversized carrot or let them grow a bit bigger and they'll be shaped like a sweet potato.
This long root makes for easy slicing and peeling.
Plant cylindra beet closer than you would normal beets because they grow longer rather than wider. Get more beets in a smaller space!
Roots tend to push up out of the ground as they grow.
Cylindra heirloom beet leaves are sweeter than other varieties and make excellent greens.
Cylindra makes a nice, sweet canning or pickling beet for its ease of slicing, and can be left whole when smaller. We dry them as well. They are surprisingly sweet eaten this way, keep a higher amount of nutrition than canning, and store well.