Cylindra is a Uniquely shaped beet that resembles a carrot and produces uniform round slices for eating and processing. Dark red flesh, sweet and easy to peel. Beets originally from Denmark, introduced to the American gardeners around 1900.
Cylindra Beet History
Dark red flesh, sweet and easy to peel. Beets originally from Denmark, introduced to the American gardeners around 1900. Especially productive in small areas because unlike round beets, the roots can grow down 6-8″ instead of out.
Growing Red Cylindra Beets
Each beet seed is actually a hard little cluster of 2 to 4 seeds. It takes several days or even a week for the outer seed coat to soften and allow the seeds inside to germinate. It’s important to keep the soil consistently moist during this period. Once the seeds have germinated, you will need to thin out (and eat!) some of the extra seedlings. Ideally you’ll wind up with about 9 plants per square foot.
Like most vegetables, beets prefer growing in full sun and they like to get about 1″ of water each week. To keep the soil consistently moist during germination, cover the area with row cover until the seedlings break the soil surface.
Cylindra Beets Days To Maturity
Preserving And Storing Beets
beets lend themselves particularly well to pickling. Stock up on fresh beets while in season, pickle them, and then enjoy them all the year long! Pickled beets are great on their own, as a side, and go great in things like pasta salads, spreads and relishes.
Cylindra Beets Recipe
Cooking beets for the first time? You’re in the right place! Enjoy this basic beet recipe.
Beets are loaded with vitamins and minerals and low in calories and fat. They also contain inorganic nitrates and pigments, both of which have a number of health benefits. Eating beets may enhance athletic performance by improving oxygen use and time to exhaustion. Beets are a good source of fiber, which is beneficial for digestive health, as well as reducing the risk of a number of chronic health conditions. Studies in isolated human cells and rats have shown that the pigments in beets may help reduce the growth of cancer cells.
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