Sweet Dakota Bliss Beet

Beta vulgaris

$4.95

140 seeds
Certified Organic
55 days. This wonderful beet hails from North Dakota, bred by longtime organic farmers David, Dan, and Theresa Podoll. It is red burgundy, round and has an oh-so-sweet flavor! Outstanding roasted with a touch of oil and salt. Plants are vigorous and tops are edible. Good for winter storage and canning. With the commercial beet seed market saturated with hybrid beets that are bred on conventional farms, this open-pollinated beet was made for your organic garden or market farm! The Podolls released this beet under the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) to keep seeds unpatented and in the hands of the people for all times. PR

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.