Badger Flame Beet

Beta vulgaris

$5.25

75 seeds
Certified Organic
55 days baby, 80 days full size. Gorgeous fire orange beet with concentric rings similar to Chioggia - it is as tasty as it looks! Badger Flame lacks the “dirt” flavor that some eaters dislike in beets. In our trial these beets, when harvested young, remained sweet and tender even during the heat of summer. One 2018 intern called it “delightfully sweet and rich!” This specialty beet was bred recently here in the Upper Midwest by Irwin Goldman of University of Wisconsin, Madison. We are excited to be bringin’ you this awesome beet! HM

For early beets, you can start seeds indoors 3/15 (at 80°). Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Transplant outside 5/1 (3” apart in rows 12” apart). Or, sow beet seeds outside anytime 5/15 – 8/1. Sow seeds ½” deep, 1.5” apart in rows 12” apart. Keep seeds consistently moist until germination. Days to germination: 5-7. Try interplanting radish seeds with beets which will be ready much earlier than the beets. Rocks and clods in soil will cause beets to be disfigured. Keep beets moist and well weeded. Beets will have the best flavor and texture when grown in cooler weather.