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Beet, Little Chicago Hybrid
Perfect tasty little beet for pickling.
This 1½" baby gourmet beet is ideal for pickling and perfect in salads without slicing! Great tasting with attractive foliage that does not bleed. Beets are not only delicious and nourishing, their red stems and rich green leaves make them attractive additions to the flower garden. GROWING HINTS: Baby beets make excellent eating, and harvesting them helps the remaining beets grow better. When planting, mix beet seeds with fast-sprouting radish seeds to mark the rows.
Sow beet seeds in well-worked soil after danger of frost in spring. In frost free areas, sow in fall. Sow thinly in rows 12" apart and cover with 1/2" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
How to Grow
Thin to stand about 3" apart when seedlings are 1-2" tall.
Pick the greens when they are 4-6" long and the roots are less than 2" in diameter. Store fall-harvested beets at 33-35°F at 95% humidity. Cook beet greens like spinach and can or pickle the roots. Beet roots can also be grilled, baked or broiled.