Beets

Beets

Choose from Urban Farmer’s diverse collection of beet colors and shapes. Each beet variety has been trialed on our farm and chosen for sweet taste, smooth skin and overall yield. Try succession planting ever few weeks to keep a cellar full of sweet garden beets.

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How to Grow Beets

The Lutz Green Leaf Pink Stem Beet is a beautiful reddish purple variety that has a delicious tender, sweet flavor that tastes amazing roasted. This beet is known for having huge glossy, deep green tops that are absolutely mouth watering! This variety is a "winterkeeper" beet that has a long standing storage capability. The Lutz Green Leaf Pink Stem has 6 inches in diameter roots, make sure to thin them out to 4-6 inches.

The Chioggia is an old time Italian heirloom beet! The first thing you notice about Chioggia beet is the unique bull's eye pattern it displays once cut. Not only is it the most beautiful of the beets but it has delicious sweet flavor. Dates back to the early 1800's from the Italian fishing town Chioggia, near Venice. Produces tasty green leaves that are similar to spinach in taste. Beet has pale red skin and grows to 2-3" wide. Best eaten young when most tender and sweet.

The Crosby Egyptian beet is a standard early bunching beet for table or market, a favorite that is now also available in organic seeds. The flattened heart-shaped roots and dark-red flesh of this beet is equally appetizing as it is beautiful. The Crosby Egyptian is also the largest early variety beet and will keep its shape until fall. Enjoy both the roots and the tops chopped up in a salad! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Ruby Queen is an excellent canning and fresh eating beet! A perfectly round beet that has a smooth buttery texture that is more tender than any other beet. An early maturing beet, 52 days, that grows well in any soil type throughout the country. Ruby Queen can be grown close because they hold their shape well. They can also be grown larger than most beets and still hold good flavor making it a great market beet. An All American Selection winner!

The White Albino beet plants produce good yields of very sweet white beets. The beets are white and will never stain again! This gourmet beet is ideal for boiling, pickling, baking, and freezing.

Sugar beets are the perfect natural choice to make sugar! You can boil the sugar beets in order to make a sugary syrup. These beets can grow up to 1 foot long and can weigh from 3-5 pounds. That means you need to thin them to make sure they have enough room to grow. Tops can grow 1-2' tall. Beet tops can be eaten, lightly grazed or fed to animals.

The Bulls Blood beet produces dark red foliage that is great for salads! Bull's Blood is an old favorite that is great cooked and mixed in with salads. Use the leaves and root in salads for excellent contrast. Beet roots reach 2-3" round and are most tender harvested early. Inside flesh is deep red-maroon with pink rings inside. Very tolerant to heat and cold. Color intensifies as plants reach maturity.

The Crosby Egyptian is the tandard early bunching beet for table or market, flattened heart-shaped roots, dark-red flesh with lighter zones, 17" med-green erect tops, uniform shape, even maturity, smooth skin, largest early variety, holds well, keeps shape until fall, parent strain of the Eqyptian beet.

The Golden Detroit is the ultimate savory golden beet with delicious greens! A colorful beet that won over gardeners with it's sweet but more mild flavor. Golden Detroit's vibrant orange-yellow color makes a wonderful addition to salads and meals. Cooked it turns buttercup yellow and melts in your mouth. Light green, with gold veined leaves also mix well into salads. One of the best tasting raw beets that is extremely healthy.

The Cylindra beet is a popular beet known for its long, cylindrical shape! Cylindra is perfect as a uniform slicing beet, also known as "Butter Slicer". Flesh is very tender and sweet with wonderful texture. Beet root grows up to 6" long but is best harvested at 3-4" for fresh eating. Eye-grabbing at markets because of it's unique shape. An heirloom that comes from Denmark. A popular processing beet as skin is easy to peel.

The Early Wonder beet is a popular heirloom beet plant that produces high yields of deep red roots! A popular beet that is tasty, early maturing and produces abundant greens. The beets are great for boiling, pickling, baking, and freezing. Forms 3-4" deep red globes that are sweet and tender. Also known as "Tall Top" for its tall, glossy leaves that make great greens with salads. Greens are also a great substitute for chard or spinach and have high vitamin A and C.

Avalanche beets exhibit a mild, sweet taste with a uniform root shape and no reddish tinge, making for more attractive produce. All-American Selections judges raved about the raw eating quality when they discovered there was no earthy "beety" taste, nor any bitter aftertaste.