The number 1 beet grown commerically in the U.S. That's because this variety holds it's shape better than any other when crowded. You get nice round beets even if you don't thin exactly like you should. Beautiful roots are uniform smooth, round and one of the deepest reddish-purple colors you've ever seen. Won an All-American award in 1957 when it was introduced, and it's still number 1. Very tender and sweet, excellent fresh, canned or pickled.
Light: Height: 0" Width: 0" Spacing: 3" to 4" Needs Pollinator: No Planting Season: Spring
Maturity: 54-55 Needs Isolation: No Seed Start Indoors: No Seed Start Direct: Yes Seeds Per Packet: 9 grams Planting Depth:1/2"