Cylindra Formanova Beets produce long, dark red roots. The unique roots look similar to carrots, and provide more uniform slices than round beet varieties. The roots are great when used fresh, diced, canned, pickled, or frozen while the tops are great for salads.
Seed Type: Heirloom
Product Weight: 4.5 grams
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Sweet flavor with a fine green
Days to Harvest: 45 to 65 days
Days to Seed Germination: 10 to 12 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")
Plant Spacing: 8 cm (3")
Planting Instructions: Sow in rows as early as the ground can be worked. After planting, press down covering with soil firmly. It performs best in full sun and well drained soil.
How To Grow: Beet Cylindra Formanova
Suggestions: Plant near bush beans, cabbage, lettuce, or kohlrabi but away from pole beans.
Preparation Ideas: Cylindra beets grow more uniform than other types of beets. To prevent beet bleeding, it is best to remove the skin after cooking.