Sweeter and Smoother than Red Beets
Great fresh or cooked!
Variety: Touchstone Gold Hybrid
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 200 seeds
Days to Maturity: 60
Fruit Color: Gold
Seeds Per Pack: 200
Additional Characteristics: Cool Season,Edible
Harvest Season: Early Winter,Late Fall,Mid Fall
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
(P)?Pkt of 200 seeds
60 days from direct sowing.
If you’ve never really cared for red beets, try this blushing golden-orange variety. Smoother and sweeter than most reds, it is ideal for fresh eating or cooking, and makes a cheerful statement on the plate.
The skin is pale orange on these rounded, large fruits, and the interior bright gold. Very easy to grow and holding well both before and after picking, Touchstone Gold is a dependable, heavy-bearing variety you will really enjoy.
Grate this beet into salads, parboil and mash it into soups and stews, or slice it up and saute it for a side dish that looks as good as it tastes!
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. Direct-sow the seeds 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. Packet is 200 seeds, sowing 10 feet of row.