GOLDEN BEET TOUCHSTONE
Deep globe shaped golden roots with light green, yellow veined tops. Both are sweet and tender, especially when young. Roots do not bleed like red beets when pickled. Golden beets make a nice change of pace and color contrast in salads and relish trays. Approximately 55 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant outdoors from March through August (weather permitting). Sow seeds 2 to 4 inches apart covering them with 1/2 inch of fine soil.
SPACING: Space rows 12 to 18 inches apart or plant seeds 4 inches apart in all directions in beds.
THINNING: Thin to 4 inches apart when seedlings are a few inches high and enjoy the removed young greens in a salad.
GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks in warm weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Space sowing times several weeks apart for longer harvest season. Beets prefer light, sandy loam-type soil. Add lime to soil for better flavor and texture. Sow seed in July and August for fall and winter crops. Harvest when young for best flavor and texture.