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Cylindra Beet Seed

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 Cylindra Beet Seed

**Product Overview**

Discover the unique and flavorful Cylindra Beet Seed at Todd's Seeds, a variety renowned for its unusual cylindrical shape and deep red color. This heirloom beet is also known as 'Formanova' and is prized for its elongated roots, which make for uniform slicing. The Cylindra Beet offers a sweet, earthy flavor and smooth texture, making it a fantastic choice for both gourmet cooking and traditional dishes. Its shape allows for more efficient use of garden space and yields more uniform slices than traditional round beets.

**Planting Instructions**

- **Sowing Time:** Direct sow in the garden after the last frost when the soil is warm.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds about ½ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space seeds 1 inch apart in rows 12-18 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Expect germination within 5-10 days at temperatures between 50-85°F.

**Growth and Care**

- **Watering:** Regular watering is essential for even growth and root development.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun to partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** Light fertilization may be needed, especially in poor soil.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest when beets are about 1-2 inches in diameter and up to 6-8 inches long for the best flavor and texture.

**Health Benefits**

Cylindra Beets are a healthful and delicious addition to any diet:

- **Nutrient-Rich:** Loaded with fiber, vitamin C, and essential minerals like potassium.
- **Heart Health:** The natural nitrates may help lower blood pressure and improve circulation.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** Contains betalains, which have anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.
- **Digestive Health:** The high fiber content supports a healthy digestive system.

**Simple Recipe: Cylindra Beet Carpaccio**

Enjoy the distinct shape and flavor of Cylindra Beets with this elegant and easy carpaccio recipe.


- 2-3 medium Cylindra beets, roasted and thinly sliced
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Goat cheese, crumbled
- Fresh herbs (such as parsley or chives), for garnish


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Wrap beets in foil and roast until tender, then cool and slice thinly.
2. Arrange beet slices on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
3. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese and garnish with fresh herbs.
4. Serve as a stunning starter or side dish.

The Cylindra Beet Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a beet that is as visually impressive as it is flavorful. This variety promises to be a standout in both your garden and your kitchen.





1 Packet: 5g

1 Gram ~ 55-60 seeds

1 Pound ~ 25,200 seeds










1 Packet: 5g

1 Gram ~ 55-60 seeds

1 Pound ~ 25,200 seeds



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  • 5
    Easy online ordering very fast shipping.

    Posted by Robert Stanton on 14th May 2018

    I received my order faster than expected and was very pleased. Most of the time with ordering bulk seed there is a lot of trash and Chaf in the bag. My order was very clean. They are in the ground and waiting to see what 2 pounds of beet seed will harvest this year. Thanks Todd will be ordering again

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