Rainbow Mix Beet Seed Tape

Seed Tape
Item #52135
$6.95
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Description

5 gourmet varieties in easy-grow seed tape

Days to Maturity: 50 to 55 from direct sow

Have you discovered seed tapes yet? We're enamored of them here at Park—they are just so easy for sowing straight rows and making pretty designs in the garden. Simply lay the tape (embedded with seeds) down on top of the soil where you want the plants to grow, cutting it to fit the space and arranging it in any pattern you like. Then rake or sprinkle about a half inch of soil on top of the tapes and water them in well. That's it—in a few weeks you'll see evenly-spaced, healthy green shoots.

With Rainbow Mix Beet seed tape, you will have a beet garden that looks like it was designed and grown by a professional—in less time then it would take you to make all the holes in the soil, let alone drop the seeds in, cover them up, and then thin the seedlings a few weeks later. And the fun of this mix is that its 5 varieties all look distinctive enough that you can practically identify them by their baby greens, even before they grow their big, delicious roots.

Rainbow Mix is a beet lover's dream come true. Grow these 5 superb varieties as gourmet babies or as full-sized beets bursting with flavor. And don't forget those nutritious beet greens, which reach their peak at about 5 to 6 inches high.

Beets are a cool-weather crop, suitable for spring, fall, and even winter in very mild climates. They tolerate a bit of frost without damage. Lay the tapes down as soon as the soil can be worked in spring, or in late summer to early fall. If your spring and fall weather tends to be mild, try making succession sowings every 3 to 4 weeks for an even longer season of fresh harvests.

Bush beans, lettuce, and onions are good companions to beets in the vegetable garden, as are all the Brassica family, from broccoli and cabbage to kohlrabi and cauliflower. And if you do not care for the flavor of beet greens, be sure to chop them and plow them back into the soil, where they add valuable nutrients that will enhance next year's crops.

Beets love rich, well-worked soil and full sun.

Rainbow Mix Beet Seed Tape Includes:

15 feet of seed tape containing a mixture of the following:

Subeto Hybrid: the only hybrid in this collection, Subeto is a Pablo-type red beet with purple stems above a deep violet root. Vigorous and large-crowned, it looks as good as it tastes. High yields.

Boldor: a golden beet with coppery-orange skin concealing its bright yellow-gold flesh. The color stays even after cooking, and so does the sweetness.

Chioggia: an Italian heirloom with bright pinkish-fuchsia skin and concentric rings of white and magenta within. The flavor is super-sweet, but there is a satisfying spicy afterbite as well.

Albina Vereduna: this pure white beauty has the same flavor profile as its red cousins, but no red juice to stain other food on the plate.

Bull's Blood Scarletta: the violet leaves and purplish-red skin on this heirloom are striking enough, not to mention the concentric rings of flesh in two bold shades of pink. Talk about plate appeal.

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Genus Beta
Species vulgaris
Variety Rainbow Mix
Item Form Seed Tape
Days to Maturity 55
Fruit Color Magenta
Habit Upright
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 6 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom, Cool Season
Foliage Color Medium Green, Dark Green, Light Green, Purple, Mix, Red
Harvest Season Early Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Late Spring, Early Winter
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Blight
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Outdoor, Foliage Interest, Winter Interest

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

November 12, 2019

Rainbow Mix Seed Tape

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Planted Rainbow Mix Seed Tape per instructions and looks like 98% of the seeds came up and could see all the different color beet seedlings looks impressive very satisfied and will do the same with other varieties such as kale etc.

Anthony from LA

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