BEET Lutz GreenLeaf
A very popular variety for late season growing and winter storage. Roots are sweet, deep red and shaped somewhat like a top. The bright green glossy leaves are on chard-like midribs and make delicious greens. Lutz beets become sweeter during storage. Approximately 63 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seed from early spring through late summer. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil firmed down.
SPACING: Space rows 12 to 16 inches apart or plant seeds 4 inches apart in all directions.
THINNING: Thin 3 to 4 inches apart when seedlings are a few inches tall. Enjoy the removed young greens in a salad.
GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks depending upon weather and soil temperature, Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Sow seed In July and August for Fall and Winter crops. Beets prefer fairly rich yet light sandy loam type soil. Add lime and fertilize soil prior to planting for best growth, flavor and texture. Space sowing times several weeks apart for longer harvest season.