Beta vulgaris Item #0243 60 days. Home-grown beets are simply the best. Tender and delicious, these 2 1/2″ – 3″ beautiful deep crimson beets do not get woody as do smaller varieties if left to grow large. Perfect for canning, pickling, and eating fresh. The greens rival chard and spinach for tenderness and flavor, and are very nutritious. Beet seed is actually a dried fruit with 1 to 5 seeds in each fruit, so proper thinning is very important. This packet sows two 12-foot rows.