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Albino

Albino Beet

(50 days) Open-pollinated. Too many white beets are either insipid sugar-beet types or, even worse, bitter throat-burning hell rides. In stark contrast, Albino’s cooked texture is firm without fiber or coarseness, and its pleasing flavor is an even-handed mix of medium sweetness and mild beet taste. Roasting melds and deepens that balance. With the same tasty light green leaves and stems as golden beets, Albino can be harvested early for beet greens and tender white baby roots. Note that Albino cooks nearly twice as fast as a standard red. As Albino matures with classic beet shape, lightly hill the soil around the roots to avoid green shoulders. This will be our last year to offer unless sales improve.
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2124A: 1/8oz for $2.00  
2124B: 1/2oz for $6.00  
2124C: 1oz for $9.60  
2124D: 4oz for $29.00  
2124E: 1lb for $110.00   ($104.50)
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Beets

Beta vulgaris

⅛ oz packet sows 20 ft; 1 oz sows 160 ft.

Culture: Hardy and easy to grow. Can be sown almost as soon as ground can be worked. Thin by harvesting greens with baby beets. Beets left to mature to full size should be at least 3" apart.

Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°, optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 17 days at 50°, 10 days at 59°, 5 days at 77°, highest % of normal seedlings at 77°.

Disease: CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
CLS looks like someone shot a series of small target-like circles in the foliage. Prolonged periods of rainfall and high humidity exacerbate this disease. In serious cases the spots darken and extend. Rotating crops, removing plant debris, and wider spacing to ensure adequate air circulation are preventive measures.

Scab, the same disease that afflicts potatoes, causes rough brown spots on the skin. Adequate irrigation is a preventive.