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Ruby Queen Beet
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Ruby Queen Beet

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  • Early, round and smooth-skinned beets
  • Exceptionally tender with dark red flesh
  • Holds shape well when crowded
  • Tolerates poor soils
  • All-American Selections winner
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. Like other beet varieties, Ruby Queen prefers cooler temperatures. 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 rate, soak beet seeds in lukewarm water for 24 hours prior to planting. 52 DAYS.
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  • 63037
  • 15' seed tape
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  • Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. crassa 'Ruby Queen '; Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family).
  • Height: 10 - 12 inches.
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 inches between plants and 12 - 24 inches between rows.
  • Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  • Spread: 10 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Yield: 150 pounds per 100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Fruit: Smooth, medium-dark red globes.
  • Days To Maturity: 52 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Germination: 8 - 10 days.
  • Form: Biennial.
  • Soil Requirements: Deep, rich, sandy soil; pH 7.0
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 400 seeds per packet, (sows 33 foot row). 1oz. is approximately 1,200 seeds, (sows 100 foot row), 1/4 lb. is approximately 4,800 seeds. Seed tape is 15 feet long and has approximately 95 seeds.
  • Pruning: N/A
  • Size: 2.5 - 3 inch diameter.
  • Comments: Smooth, medium-dark red globes with dark red flesh. Holds shape well when crowded. Good in poor soils, uniform with fine quality. Popular in Nebraska. Tender. Small taproots. Interior color has no white rings or zones.

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