Lutz Green Leaf Beet - Organic

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Lutz Green Leaf Beet - Organic

Beta vulgaris
(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 them to grow lustily 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.

*All sale seed exceeds Fedco’s quality standards in addition to the federal germination standards. Discounted item sales are final and ineligible for refund or replacement. Volume discounts apply.

OGThis item is certified organic


2170 Lutz Green Leaf - Organic
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Quantity
A: 1/8oz for $4.50   
sale!* was $5.00
B: 1/2oz for $7.65   
sale!* was $8.50
C: 1oz for $11.70   
sale!* was $13.00
D: 4oz for $37.80   
sale!* was $42.00
E: 1lb for $135.00   
sale!* was $150.00
K: 5lb for $535.50   
sale!* was $595.00

Additional Information

Beets

  • About 800-3600 seeds/oz, with variations. ⅛ oz packet sows 20 ft; 1 oz sows 160 ft.
  • Days to maturity are from emergence after direct sowing.

Culture: Spring or fall, beets are hardy and easy to grow. Can be sown almost as soon as ground can be worked in spring. Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°. For full-sized beets, you must thin to at least 3" apart. Early thinnings make good salad greens; baby-beet thinnings cooked with tops are a Yankee delight!

Diseases:
PM: Powdery Mildew
DM: Downy Mildew
CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot 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.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO

Non GMO

All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.