result of quick and steady growth, the best beets are sweet, smooth,
tender and have good colour inside.
Sow seeds 2.5
cm [1"] apart and 1.5 cm [0.5"] deep. Thin to 8-10 cm apart
when plants are 8-10 cm tall. To prevent scabs, ensure the soil is rich
with humas. For
best taste and appearance, harvest when globe varieties are about
8 cm wide.
Beet - Ruby Queen - 50 days. A very dark red
interior, free from zoning. Very attractive short dark green
tops, turning to red and fine tap root ideal for bunching. Roots
are smooth, round and hold their shape even when crowded. An
excellent early beet for the home and market gardener, and a
common main crop for commercial purposes.