This was the big winner in our 2011 variety trial with several other open-pollinated red beets and has been a staple in our CSA and farmers market ever since. Notable for its sweet flavor, deep red, smooth roots and excellent greens. Out performs the standard Red Ace in our cool, wet spring fields. German for “Fire Ball”, this is an excellent, all-season variety.
Days to Maturity: 60
Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked.
Optimal soil temperature for germination is
55-75°. Planting Depth: 1/2-3/4”. Plant every
inch, thin to 2-4”, depending on desired size.
Row spacing: 12-24”.