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Lutz Green Leaf

Lutz Green Leaf Beet OG

(60 days) Open-pollinated. For some years after Lutz became crossed up, true seed was hard to find. Insist on the real McCoy: you’ll find it here. True Lutz sports glossy green tops without any purple. Though the roots will never win any beauty contests, bake the big beets for about an hour to enjoy a very special sweet treat. You’ll have Lutz of luck getting lots of Lutz if you provide them with plenty of mellow compost, sow your seeds farther apart than for other beet varieties, and thin the roots to 4" apart. Heirloom variety from Europe, also known as Winter Keeper, is the best beet to grow for winter storage.
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2170A: 1/8oz for $2.20  
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2170B: 1/2oz for $8.00  
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2170C: 1oz for $14.00  
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2170D: 4oz for $45.00  
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2170E: 1lb for $160.00   ($152.00)
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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.