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Touchstone Gold

Touchstone Gold Beet OG

(55 days) Open-pollinated. A refined and reliable golden beet with long attractive green tops, Touchstone takes the guesswork out of growing golden beets. Market growers love its dependable germination and uniformly round roots that resist zoning. Like other golden beets, retains its color when cooked and has the sweet flavor prized by aficionados. Performed well even when overcrowded in my trial. We are overstocked and continuing our sale prices. Bag tag limits seed to one-time use. WA-certified organic.
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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.