Early Blood Turnip Beet, 1825 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Available as early as 1825 from seedsmen such as Sinclair & Moore of Baltimore, MD. Good all-purpose variety with dark red flesh that is sweet, crisp, and tender. Excellent market and home garden variety for summer and autumn use. Now relatively rare. 48-68 days. ±2,500 seeds/oz. Very dark red color Crisp and tender Excellent market and home garden variety For summer and autumn use 48-68 days 100 seeds per packet   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Can be planted at two-week intervals for continuous harvests. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1/2" deep Plant Rows 20-24" apart Thin: 4-6" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Bull's Blood Beet $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - A cool-weather plant that is as ornamental as it is tasty. This purple-foliaged variety can be used to produce two great crops for eating. The deliciously sweet leaves are perfect for adding to salads, but the variety can also be grown for its delectable baby roots. We suggest picking the leaves at about 35 days. Selected by Dutch seedsman and Seed Savers Exchange member Kees Sahin in 1986 from the French variety Crapaudine for the darkest-colored leaves. 35 days for baby leaf tops, 55 days for edible roots Best Seller Organic Red-purple leaves Sweet flavor Can be grown for salad leaves 35 days for baby leaf tops, 55 days for edible roots 100 seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for continuous harvests. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1/2" Thin 4-6" apart Plant Rows 20-24" apart
Albino Beet $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - A beet variety from Holland. Completely white sweet roots with delicious flavor. This beet never stains! For best color and to avoid green tops, blanch roots by hilling up with soil. 50 days. ±1,400 seeds/oz. White root Sweet flavor Edible greens 50 days 100 seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for continuous harvests. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1/2" Thin 4-6" apart Plant Rows 20-24" apart
Cylindra Beet $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Exchange - The elongated 5-6" roots of this Danish variety resemble a carrot in shape, which allows gardeners to plant its seeds closer together than globe-shaped beet varieties. The edible roots can be sliced into uniform round slices and have an enticing fine-grained texture. Additionally, this easy-to-peel beet has sweet dark-red flesh that’s free from rings, making this variety an excellent choice for pickling, baking, roasting, and steaming. 46-80 days. ±2,300 seeds/oz. Dark red root Elongated shape Easy to peel Sweet flavor 46-80 days 100 Seeds per pack Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Keep planting in two-week intervals for a continuous harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed: 2" Apart  Seed Depth: 1/2" Plant 20-24" Rows Apart Thin: 4-6" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet, 1892 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Great for canning and fresh eating, this variety is a good keeper, producing round, blood-red, 3"-diameter roots. This historic variety was introduced in 1892 by D.M. Ferry & Company. Original selections were made from the Early Blood Turnip beet by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. 60-65 days Organic Very dark red color Prolific Stores well 60-65 days 100 seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Plant at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1/2" Thin 4-6" apart Plant Rows 20-24" apart
Organic Guardsmark Chioggia Beet, Modern Twist on an 1865 heirloom $2.95 $3.25
Unique and beautiful candy-striped beet. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Alternating rings of dark red and white make this variety a popular choice for specialty markets. A new strain of the popular Italian heirloom, improved by Alf Christianson Seed Company for better uniformity and bolt tolerance. Precision sized. Organic Uniform Bolt tolerant 3" roots Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1/2" Thin 4-6" apart Rows Apart 20-24"  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Chioggia Beet, pre 1865 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Also known as Bassano, and noted for its alternating red-and-white concentric rings that resemble a bull's-eye, Chioggia beets are wonderful for both fresh eating and pickling. It retains its markings if roasted whole and sliced just before serving. Named for a fishing town near Venice, this historical Italian variety has been grown in the United States since at least 1865. 50 days. Organic Good for fresh eating and pickling Alternating red and white rings Sweet flavor 50 days 100 seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1/2" Thin 4-6" apart Rows Apart 20-24"  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Burpee's Golden Beet $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - A standout beet, offering both excellent roots and sweet, flavorful, edible greens that are ideal for sautéeing. Introduced in 1970 by Burpee Seed Company, it has orange, globe-shaped roots that turn golden yellow when cooked, are tender and mild-flavored (even when large), and will not bleed like red beets. 50-55 days Organic Bright orange roots Extremely tender Can be grown for salad leaves 50-55 days 100 seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1/2" Thin 4-6" apart Plant Rows 20-24" apart
Organic Shiraz Beet $3.25 $3.25
Unparalleled aesthetics and taste with impressive resistances make Shiraz a reliable choice. High Mowing Organic Seeds - A strong parent line of three different heirlooms gives Shiraz genes that can't be beaten: tall, succulent tops for high-quality greens and easy bunching. Rhizoctonia-resistant and exceptionally smooth, round roots. Bred by Steve Peters in collaboration with crop scientists from the Organic Seed Alliance. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Tall tops Excellent for processing 3-4" roots  Round roots  60 days 1/16 oz approx. 125 seeds  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Keep planting in two-week intervals for a continuous harvest.  Direct Seed: 2" apart Planting Depth: 1/2 - 3/4"  Plant Rows Apart: 12-24"  Thin: 2-4" apart depending on desired size 
Organic Touchstone Gold Beet $3.25 $3.25
Improved gold beet with a mild flavor and vibrant color retained in cooking.   High Mowing Organic Seeds - From Alf Christianson Seed Company, the breeders of Red Ace F1 and Guardsmark Chioggia, this is an improved golden beet with better germination and uniformity than standard golden types, and less zoning. Attractive solid green tops quickly shade out weeds. Germinates best in warmer soil. Precision sized. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Improved germination  3" roots  Uniform shape   55 days 100 seeds  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Keep planting in two-week intervals for a continuous harvest.  Direct Seed: 2" apart Planting Depth: 1/2 - 3/4"  Plant Rows Apart: 12-24"  Thin: 2-4" apart depending on desired size 
Early Wonder Tall Top Beet, Organic $3.25 $3.50
High Mowing Organic Seeds - A sure crop for early spring greens and roots. Quick-growing tops are perfect for early beet greens, while roots size up quickly for bunched baby beets. Also a great full-size beet with vibrant tops. Similar in quality to Detroit Dark Red for early-season crops. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Early greens  Excellent baby beet  2-3" roots  Instructions - Heavy clay soils can be helped by the addition of organic matter, but make sure it is well composted or it will increase the risk of scab. Best quality arises from deeply cultivated raised beds, free of stones and debris. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked in the spring, or up to 6-8 weeks before fall frost. The optimal soil temperature for germination is 55-75°F. Harvest when roots reach the desired size. For winter storage, allow the crop to stand for a few mild frosts, but harvest before a hard freeze. Roots store well for up to 6 months. For best storage of greens, cool with water immediately after harvest and refrigerate in a plastic bag to retain moisture. Well-drained soils with acidity between 6.2-6.8; Tolerate 6.0-7.5 acidity  Plant 1/2"-3/4" deep  Thin to 2-4" depending on the desired size  Row 12-24"  Keep beets well-weeded  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Preorder
Organic Yellow Intermediate Mangel Beet $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Winner of our 2015 beet evaluation for taste. White- and yellow-ringed roots measure 4-6½" long and vary in shape. While mangel and fodder beets are larger than typical beets and were traditionally used for animal feed, you’ll find the sweet, juicy, and smooth-textured roots are prime for the dinner table and not just the barnyard. Seed Savers Exchange’s seed stock was originally acquired from Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds in the 1980s. 65-100 days. Organic Taste Test Winner 65-100 days 100 seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for continuous harvests. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1/2" Thin 4-6" apart Plant Rows 20-24" apart
Lutz Green Leaf (Winter Keeper) Beet, Organic, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange -  One of the sweeter varieties available. An excellent keeper, a beet developed before the days of refrigerators. Retains its sweetness and texture even when large (unlike most beets, which become woody when large), just peel off the thin skin. Fall leaves are tender enough to use in salads.   Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Instructions - Beets should be grown in a light loam of pH 6.5 to 7.0. If soil pH is below 6, sprinkle limestone or wood ashes in the row as you plant; otherwise, the yield will be seriously impaired. An even supply of moisture and absence of extended periods of hot weather is necessary for development of fine-quality roots. In dry, hot weather beets can become tough and stringy and must be harvested at an earlier stage. Sow seeds 1/2 in. deep  Late Spring and early Fall sowings should be 3/4 in. deep  Thin to 6 plants per foot for fresh beets, 3 plants per foot for beets used for winter storage  12" in. apart    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Tel. (608) 632.5914 - Easy To Do Business With - Firefly Farm & Mercantile, LLC American Express Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa