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MacGregor’s Favorite

Beta vulgaris beet
HOW TO GROW BEET

Usually direct sown as soon as soil can be worked but may be started indoors. Summer sowing after mid July are generally poor. If you like, when direct sowing, mix beet seeds with fast-sprouting radish seeds to mark the rows. Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 10 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Sow every 3-4 weeks for consistent supply. Harvest beets when 2–3” for best sweet flavor. Beets can grow large and get woody if left in the field. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Soil pH 5.6-7.0. Hardiness zones 8. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 2,800 seeds per ounce. Average 436M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 65%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 5 miles.

Planting Depth 1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-85˚F
Days to Germ. 5-10
Plant Spacing 3-4”
Row Spacing 12-18”
Days To Maturity 65
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

MacGregor’s Favorite Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 1,319 seeds
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A rare olde thinge from Scotland, lost in commercial trade as far as we can tell, brought back here for its absolutely distinctive and delicious salad leaves. The magenta-purple leaves have a candy-metallic sheen, and are longer, narrower, and more tender than any other beet or chard leaf we know. This revived strai...
A rare olde thinge from Scotland, lost in commercial trade as far as we can tell, brought back here for its absolutely distinctive and delicious salad leaves. The magenta-purple leaves have a candy-metallic sheen, and are longer, narrower, and more tender than any other beet or chard leaf we know. This revived strain is much more vigorous than those available in the 1990’s, with good leafy production. Tags: Color: Red, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall, Certification: Organic.
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MacGregor’s Favorite

Beta vulgaris beet
A rare olde thinge from Scotland, lost in commercial trade as far as we can tell, brought back here for its absolutely distinctive and delicious salad leaves. The magenta-purple leaves have a candy-metallic sheen, and are longer, narrower, and more tender than ...
A rare olde thinge from Scotland, lost in commercial trade as far as we can tell, brought back here for its absolutely distinctive and delicious salad leaves. The magenta-purple leaves have a candy-metallic sheen, and are longer, narrower, and more tender than any other beet or chard leaf we know. This revived strain is much more vigorous than those available in the 1990’s, with good leafy production. Tags: Color: Red, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall, Certification: Organic.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW BEET

Usually direct sown as soon as soil can be worked but may be started indoors. Summer sowing after mid July are generally poor. If you like, when direct sowing, mix beet seeds with fast-sprouting radish seeds to mark the rows. Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 10 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Sow every 3-4 weeks for consistent supply. Harvest beets when 2–3” for best sweet flavor. Beets can grow large and get woody if left in the field. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Soil pH 5.6-7.0. Hardiness zones 8. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 2,800 seeds per ounce. Average 436M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 65%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 5 miles.

Planting Depth 1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-85˚F
Days to Germ. 5-10
Plant Spacing 3-4”
Row Spacing 12-18”
Days To Maturity 65
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

MacGregor’s Favorite Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 1,319 seeds

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We promote fair trade, organic practices and environmental responsibility throughout the Restoration Seeds supply chain. Below are the family farmers and seed suppliers who bring our open pollinated seeds to you.

Wild Garden Seed Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth Seed grower since 1994
Karen and I began Wild Garden Seed in 1994 at the same kitchen table where her laptop is sitting now. The seed business was an adjunct to our Wild Garden Salad business until September of 2001, when we left salad selling behind and rededicated all of our energies to making a livelihood as seed growers, breeders, and sellers. There were some very tough years there. In 2002 we began a joint venture with our friends John Eveland and Sally Brewer, owners of Gathering Together Farm, to grow and sell organic seed under the Wild Garden name. Gathering Together Farm provided the infrastructure, means of production, and home office services, Shoulder to Shoulder Farm provided the seed management, processing, research, and marketing. We shared many complimentary farm functions over the years: the insectary benefits of diverse flowers in a long period of blooming, the harvest synergies of biennial crop production together, peaks and ebbs in farming cash flow, and seasonally opportune infrastructure sharing. All of these made the farm function better and helped lift Wild Garden Seed into a self-sustaining, farm-based seed enterprise with an international reach. We sold seed to 41 countries in 2014, our 20th anniversary.
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