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Crosby Egyptian Beet

Crosby Egyptian Beet

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Crosby Egyptian

60 days — One of the largest early varieties that will keep shape until fall. Tops can reach sixteen inches. Roots are uniform shape, smooth skinned, and flattened heart shaped.

"Egyptian" beet varieties were developed in Germany in the 1860s.[1] The "Crosby" strain originated from the efforts of Josiah Crosby, an Arlington, Massachusetts market gardener who selected to retain the earliness, increase the depth, and remove the roughness of 'Flat Egyptian.' It was introduced commercially in 1885 by James J. H. Gregory of Marblehead, Massachusetts.[2] Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 200 seeds.
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