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Beet, Burpee's Golden

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Sweet, mild flavor with an inviting gold color.

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HEIRLOOM. A color breakthrough! When we introduced this savory golden beet in the 1940s, it won over gardeners who wanted a beet with a sweeter, milder flavor. Others just loved the inviting gold color. Globes reach 2" across.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

55 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

2 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

8-10 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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Container Vegetables - Beets
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  • Beets

    Beets
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: May-16 - Last Date: Jun-13
    First Date: Aug-06 - Last Date: Sep-17
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How to Sow

  • Sow beet seeds in well-worked, well-drained soil in full sun after danger of frost in spring. In frost free areas, sow in fall.
  • Beets are sensitive to acidic soils and prefer a pH of 6.0 – 7.0. If your soil is more acidic, add Garden Lime as directed on the bag.
  • Sow thinly in rows 12 inches apart and cover with ½ inches of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
  • Thin to stand about 3" apart when seedlings are 1-2" tall. Note that beet seeds are actually clusters of seeds and require more thinning than other crops.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • Pick the greens when they are 4-6 inches long and the roots are less than 2 inches in diameter.
  • Harvest roots at 1 inch for baby beets, up to 3 inches for mature beets.
  • Store fall-harvested beets at 33-35°F at 95% humidity.
  • Cook beet greens like spinach.
  • Beet roots can be pickled, grilled, baked or broiled.
  • To prevent red beets from excessive “bleeding” in cooking, wait until after cooking to peel, remove taproots and slice. Trim off the tops about 1 inch above the roots and wash carefully with a vegetable brush. Boil until tender, then plunge into cold water. When cool enough to handle, slip the skins off with your fingers and remove the little taproots. Slice the beets, or serve whole.
Days To Maturity
55 days
Fruit Size
2 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
12 inches
Height
8-10 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
Thin
4 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Beet, Burpee's Golden is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed The golden beet seed I purchased in May and planted in late May had extremely poor germination rates. Less than half of the seeds produced plants.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect beet The golden beets were just as described...mild, sweet and delicious. The color makes a nice contrast to other beets. I keep replanting in order to have a constant supply of these beauties.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very very disappointed. I have never had NO luck with any seeds before, but none of these came up. We tried twice and no sprouts whatsoever. Everything else we bought was fine; spinach did well and tomatoes are tall and green and covered with blossoms and starting to set fruit. Beets a complete bust.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good. Seeds came. Seeds germinated well. Plants took a hit from frost when about 12 cm high. No growing strongly with beets about 2 cm diameter. Can't give it 5 stars until I cook some.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Beets I had never tried yellow/orange beets before but had them in California. I tried these and they are wonderful, perfect golden beets that I roast in the oven with a little oil & seasoning, just delicious. The best seed I have ever purchased.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightful Beets Lovely mild flavor and texture. The roots never got woody even long after they should have been harvested. The only negative was that only about 50% of the seeds germinated. These will be a staple in my garden.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great flavor...but was a sporadic producer The Burpee's Golden Beet, without a doubt, is a work of art when it comes to flavor. This beet was prized by my wife who just raved to her friends about the wonder of this beet. The only issue I had is that these beets are not the producer like other beets I plant (specifically the Detroit Dark Reds and striped beets). I wish this beet was a better producer, because the flavor of this beet...I cannot begin to describe because it is unreal.
Date published: 2013-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Did not disappoint We planted these beauties in a raised bed that had a cover over it, and we had no problem with seed germination. We are still enjoying their mild flavor, and the greens are really delicious. An added plus was the deer left them alone.
Date published: 2012-12-31
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