Chioggia Guardsmark Beet
Chioggia Guardsmark BeetMore info
Also known as "Candy-Stripe" beet, Chioggia (Beta vulgaris) is a nineteenth century Italian heirloom best known for its striking pink and white-ringed flesh. The beet has a light red outer skin and a mild and sweet flavor palette. Chioggia also produces luscious greens that that can be stir-fried just like chard. An utterly gorgeous addition to any garden. 45 days leaf. 60 days root. Biennial.
Detroit Dark Red Beet
Detroit Dark Red BeetPacket (2 grams, ~125 seeds) More info
Detroit Dark Red Beet (Beta vulgaris) is an heirloom variety from the 1800s that is still the most popular red beet for home gardeners. Mid-sized, blood-red roots are sweet and delicious. Hardy tops make excellent steamed or stir-fried leafy greens. A dependable classic. 45 days leaf. 60 days root. Biennial.
Early Wonder Tall Top Beet
Early Wonder Tall Top BeetPacket: ~100 seeds (1 gram) More info396 available
Early Wonder Tall Top (Beta vulgaris) is a fast-producing, heirloom beet variety that can go from seed to a baseball-sized beetroot in two months flat (when spring sown). The greens are harvestable in five to six weeks and closely resemble red chard, with long, easy-to-pick. Roots have a delicious flavor that’s to be expected with a workhorse heirloom. Beets are a biennial crop. Early Wonder will produce harvestable leaves in approximately 45 days and roots in 60 days when seeded under ideal conditionsSeeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Shiraz Tall Top Beet
Shiraz Tall Top BeetPacket: 1.25 grams, ~115 seeds More info
Hands down the best open-pollinated beet available today, Shiraz Tall Top (Beta vulgaris) is an exemplar of organic crop breeding work from the modern legends of the craft. An early 2000s collaboration from between the Organic Seed Alliance, John Navazio, Steve Peters and many others, Shiraz displays contains many of the strongest traits of hybrid table beets yet in an open-pollinated form. Selected over many seasons for lush, tall tops that can be leaf harvested and red round roots resistant to Rhizoctonia dry rot (a common fungal disease). This offering is part of our ongoing commitment to provide varieties of the highest quality to our customers. 60 days from seed. Biennial.
Sugar Beet
Sugar BeetPacket: 2 grams, ~200 seeds More info678 available
Sugar beets (Beta vulgaris) are oblong, white beets shaped like oversized rutabagas. They are high in sucrose and responsible for approximately 20 percent of the world's annual sugar production. Root innards are slightly translucent with rings; the broad leaved greens are lush with white stems. This is the beet variety that can win over those averse to the staining of red varieties; it's a great choice for deserts and baking. Try our chocolate sugar beet cake recipe or roasting them in the oven. 65 days from seed. Biennial. All of our seed varieties are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Touchstone Gold Beet
Touchstone Gold BeetMore info792 available
An improved open-pollinated yellow beet (Beta vulgaris) that produces deliciously sweet round roots and lush, edible tops. Touchstone Gold is a perfect sell for people who are on the fence with beets. 60 days from seed. Biennial.