Lutz Green Leaf Beet Conventional & Organic

Lutz Green Leaf Beet Conventional & Organic


65 days. This variety can grow 6 inches wide without becoming pithy. Lutz Green Leaf has unsurpassed storage capacity, earning the name Winterkeeper. These crimson roots have a scrumptious flavor that becomes sweeter with time. Enjoy them boiled, pickled, roasted, or fresh in salad. The glossy, fuchsia-veined foliage is a delightful, hearty eating green.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 30-75 seeds per gram.
  • BT131/S
  • 5 grams
  • $2.95

  • BT131/L
  • 5 grams Organic
  • $3.85

  • BT131/P
  • 14 grams
  • $3.95

  • BT131/M
  • 14 grams Organic
  • $5.85

  • BT131/B
  • 1 oz
  • $5.95

  • BT131/N
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $7.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
50-75°F5-171/2"3-4"1"12-16"75%2 years≈ 30-75Medium

Beta vulgaris This wholesome vegetable is doubly heart-healthy. The sweet, delicious roots contain high levels of glycine betaine. This phytochemical compound fights platelet clots and plaque formation in the arteries. Along with a wealth of potassium, calcium and vitamin A, hearty beet greens are rich in fiber, which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beets perform best in fertile, evenly moist soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Uniform soil moisture is essential
• Sudden changes in temperature or soil moisture will increase zoning (ring formation in the root) and lead to premature bolting
• Transplanting not recommended as it can damage the tap root

Direct Sowing
• At the bottom of the furrow band 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5-10 row feet
• Cover seeds with sifted compost, loose soil, or vermiculite and water evenly
• Use row cover when soil temperatures are cool and to protect from pests
• Sow June—August for a fall crop

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Leaf miners, flea beetles, and leaf hoppers
Insect control: Pick off affected leaves and check for eggs—if found, spray with Neem oil
Common diseases: Scab
Disease prevention: Neutral pH (7.0), 3-4 year crop rotation, keep adequately watered
Common pests: Mice, voles, and gophers
Pest control: Traps or underground screens

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when roots reach desired size; small roots are tender, large roots may become woody if left in the ground too long
• Leaves can be used as pot greens or in salads
• Trim tops and store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

Fall & Winter Harvest
• Beets should be harvested before temperatures drop to the 15-20°F range
• If you are in a temperate climate, and your soil is well drained, your best location for root storage is in the garden under a protective layer of straw

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora
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Jan 1, 2016  |  By Tatiana Podstavkova
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Last two years have been rather difficult in the garden - the weather has not been spoiling us. These beets have persevered and came out on top. I've been growing this variety for 3 years and it has been a welcome addition to the garden: it produces quite a lot of large foliage, so if you enjoy the greens this one is definitely for you; the roots are not too large on average, they store exceptionally well in the field or in the refrigerator for months!