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Forono Beet

Sugar Sweet and Easy to Slice


Smooth, cylindrical shape for—perfectly round slices every time. Resists bolting, won't go corky or soft if harvest is delayed. 60 DAYS.

Seed Counts: 1 oz. of beet seeds contains about 1,200 seeds and sows a 100-ft. row.
  • Zone 3 - 9 annual.
  • Height 18 - 20 inches.
  • Germination 8 - 10 days.
  • Shade Required Full sun.

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  • 14262
  • Pkt.-Approx. 400 seeds per packet
  • $2.99
  • 16653
  • Seed Tape (15')- 1 tape
  • $5.99
  • 14263
  • 1 oz.
  • $5.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. crassa 'Forono'; Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
  • Height: 18 - 20 inches.
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 inches between plants; 12 - 24 inches between rows.
  • Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  • Spread: 10 - 12 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Yield: 150 pounds/100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Elongated shape. Sweet, smooth skinned. Ruby red.
  • Days To Maturity: 60 days.
  • Form: Annual.
  • Soil Requirements: Deep, rich, sandy soil; pH 7.0
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 400 per packet, 1 oz. is approximately 1200 seeds. Seed tape is 15 feet long and has approximately 95 seeds.
  • Size: 6 - 8 inches long x 1.5 - 2 inches wide.
  • Comments: Beets are tender and extra juicy even if harvest is delayed. Small, dark green tops are sweet, edible. Tolerant to downy mildew. Resists bolting. Catalog names-they are not separate varieties, but the same. Forono was the original name before being changed to Cylindra.

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