Beet - Ruby Queen - Heirloom Seeds
Ruby Queen Beets are dark, red and mouth-wateringly delicious. This heirloom variety is particularly good for canning or juicing. The tops can also be eaten in salads before any signs of wilting set in for the best flavor. The smooth, round roots are sweeter when they are small and have a more earthy taste when they get larger. Beets can be stored in the refrigerator, canned, pickled, juiced or eaten raw.
Name: Ruby Queen Beet
Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
Other Common Names: Ruby Red Beet, Ruby Red Queen Beet
Color: Ruby Red
Size: 3" Diameter
Days to Maturity: 50 to 60 Days
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow seeds in well-drained soil in a sunny location after the threat of the last frost has passed. Plant approximately 3/4" deep and space 1 - 2" apart with 12" - 18" row spacing. When seedlings are approximately 4" tall they will need to be thinned. For an earlier harvest of small, cylindrical roots thin to 3” - 4" apart. For a later, larger harvest thin to 5” - 6" apart. Be careful not to disturb the nearby developing roots when thinning. Beets have a good tolerance to poor soil and too much nitrogen can take away from root growth and increase top growth so keep this in mind when fertilizing.
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