This jewel is a gift to the beet world from breeder Alan Kapular! Grex, a term from orchid breeding, alludes to ongoing variation in the gene pool. Expect a little less uniformity and a few surprises. With Lutz in its parentage, Golden Grex yields similar lush green tops and generous, elongated and tapered roots. Some interiors will have beautiful alternating concentric rings of yellow and red similar to a Chioggia. Sweet and tender!
Kestrel is a smooth, globe shaped, dark red, dual purpose variety that can be harvested early for baby beets or left in the field to mature to full size storage beets. Slow to bolt with bright green tops, a refined tap root and that sweet beet flavor.
While these extra large beets will never win a beauty contest, this HEIRLOOM variety from Europe has unsurpassed capacity for winter storage, earning it the name Winter Keeper. Provide them with plenty of compost, sow your seeds further apart than for other beet varieties, thin the roots to 4 inches apart, and you will have a harvest of crimson sweet treats that only gets sweeter with time. In season, the glossy, fuchsia-veined foliage is a delightful, hearty eating green.
A reliable golden beet with uniformly round roots and generous attractive green tops. Like other golden beets, Touchstone retains its color when cooked and has the sweet flavor prized by aficionados. It performs well even when overcrowded, making it perfect if your garden space is limited.