Ed Hume Seeds

Red Ace Beet

BEET Red Ace Hybrid

Fast growing hybrid with roots that size up faster than open pollinated strains; good, even, red color; a very delicious and sweet flavored variety; tops are bright green and erect. This variety is boil resistant; has very good uniformity; a real winner for the home garden. 54 days till 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.


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