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Forono Beet
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Forono Beet

Sugar Sweet and Easy to Slice

  • Smooth cylindrical shape for easy slicing
  • Beets are 6-8 in. long
  • Small dark green tops are sweetly flavored
  • Resists bolting
  • Beets hold texture if harvest delayed
These cylindrical-shaped beets make slicing a breeze. The smooth beets grow 6-8 in. long, and 1 1/2 – 2 in. wide—and they're tender and extra juicy, even if harvest is delayed. They're a favorite for canning and eating fresh. The tops, or greens, are tasty too, with a sweet flavor. Forono Beet resists bolting and is tolerant to dowyn mildew. Like other beet varieties, Forono Beet performs best in cooler temperatures and can withstand a light frost. Beet seeds can be sown in the spring for an early summer harvest or in late summer for a fall harvest. For the best germination, soak beet seeds in lukewarm water for 24 hours prior to sowing. 60 DAYS.
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  • pkt of approx. 400 seeds
  • $2.99
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  • 1 oz. pkt of seeds
  • $5.99
  • 16653
  • 15' seed tape
  • $6.99
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  • 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.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Yield: 150 pounds/100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Elongated shape. Sweet, smooth skinned. Ruby red.
  • Days To Maturity: 60 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Germination: 8 - 10 days.
  • Form: Annual.
  • Soil Requirements: Deep, rich, sandy soil; pH 7.0
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 400 seeds per packet, 1 oz. is approximately 1200 seeds. Seed tape is 15 feet long and has approximately 95 seeds.
  • Pruning: None needed.
  • Size: 6 - 8 inches long, 1.5 - 2 inches wide.
  • Comments: Beets are tender and extra juicy even if harvest is delayed. Small, dark green tops are sweet and edible. Tolerant to downy mildew. Resists bolting.

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Seed Tape

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Seed Tape - Unboxing/Planting Delayed
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Seed Tape - Site Prep
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Seed Tape - Planting
Seed Tape - Planting Tips
Seed Tape - Planting Tips
Seed Tape - Pruning
Seed Tape - Pruning

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