Ruby Queen Beet
Ruby Queen Beet
55 days — 'Ruby Queen' beets are round with smooth skin and shoulders and have a fine, buttery texture when properly cooked. Their interiors are a uniform dark red with nearly no zoning (rings of color). The tops are dull green with a bit of maroon veining and reach a height of ten to twelve inches.
'Ruby Queen' became popular in the Northeast and as a canning variety. Performs well in poor soil. This beet also holds their shape well when crowded. Bred and introduced by Northrup King and company of Minneapolis, 'Ruby Queen' was an "All-America Selection®" winner in 1957. Each packet contains four grams which, is approximately 200 seeds.
Firm the soil over the seeds and keep moist, making sure that the young roots do not dry out, until seedlings appear. When plants are 1½ to 3-inches tall, thin to three inches apart. The “thinnings” can be eaten as “baby greens.” Water weekly (or as required) in dry weather. Control weeds.
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