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The texture combined with the earliness of harvest makes this a popular, award-winning beet variety.
Can grow larger than most beets without woody taste.
Steam, pickle, or boil these beets for a delicious dish.
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Sow Heirloom Ruby Queen Beet seeds roughly 3" apart in rows, keeping rows approximately 18" apart.
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Sow Heirloom Ruby Queen Beet seeds outdoors. Performs best in full sun and well drained soil. Scatter seeds in a row. After germination, thin to 1.5" apart. When 4" high, thin to 3" apart. Rosebud sized thinning are delicious cooked whole. Harvest mature beets when they are 3" in diameter.
To prepare beets, simmer whole beets in salted water for 30-45 minutes, dip in cold water and slip the skins off.