Beta vulgaris Item #3150 55 days. This Italian heirloom produces delicious green tops and tasty roots. When cooked in slices, the rings merge to a nice pink color or cook whole to preserve the color. Each beet seed produces multiple plants and the thinnings are a delightful addition to your salad for extra color and flavor. Packed with nutrition, beets are high in fiber, potassium, folic acid and the antioxidant, betacyanin. Delicious roasted, steamed, and pickled. This packet sows five 5-foot rows.