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Forono Beet

Sugar Sweet and Easy to Slice
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  • 14262
  • Pkt.
  • $2.99
  • 16653
  • Seed Tape (15')
  • $6.99

Forono Beet

Description
Smooth, cylindrical shape for—perfectly round slices every time. Resists bolting, won't go corky or soft if harvest is delayed. 60 DAYS.

Seed Counts: 1 oz. of beet seeds contains about 1,200 seeds and sows a 100-ft. row.
Product Details
  • Seasonboth Spring & Fall
  • Unit of Measure approx. 400 seeds per pkt
  • FormAnnual.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height18 - 20 inches.
  • Spread10 - 12 inches.
  • Spacing3 - 4 inches between plants; 12 - 24 inches between rows.
  • Zones3 - 9 annual.
  • FoliageGreen foliage.
  • FruitElongated shape. Sweet, smooth skinned. Ruby red.
  • Germination8 - 10 days.
  • Soil RequirementsDeep, rich, sandy soil; pH 7.0
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • Seed CountApproximately 400 seeds per packet, 1 oz. is approximately 1200 seeds. Seed tape is 15 feet long and has approximately 95 seeds.
  • PruningN/A
  • CommentsBeets are tender and extra juicy even if harvest is delayed. Small, dark green tops are sweet and edible. Tolerant to downy mildew. Resists bolting. Catalog names-they are not separate varieties, but the same. Forono was the original name before being changed to Cylindra.
  • Yield150 pounds/100 foot row.
  • Botanical NameBeta vulgaris var. crassa 'Forono'; Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
  • Size6 - 8 inches long, 1.5 - 2 inches wide.
  • Depth1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  • Days To Maturity60 days.
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