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Forono Beet

Extra sweet and easy to slice

Forono Beet

Extra sweet and easy to slice

  • Smooth, cylindrical shape is great for slicing
  • Sugary-sweet taste
  • Won't go corky or soft in maturity
  • Bolt resistant
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Product Description

Forono beets have a unique smooth, cylindrical shape for perfectly round slices every time. It also resists bolting (prematurely creating flowering stems, thus diverting nutrients away from the crop), and won't go corky or soft if harvesting is delayed. Planting Forono becomes a cinch with the option to plant them using seed tape! Seeds are encased in biodegradable paper that protects the seeds during germination and dissolves in the course of watering. Simply cut the tape to the desired length, place in the garden or in one of our Grow Tub® containers and water, with no worries about over- or under-seeding! 60 days to maturity.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. crassa 'Forono'; Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun.
  • Height: 18 - 20 inches.
  • Spacing: 3 - 4 inches between plants; 12 - 24 inches between rows.
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual.
  • Spread: 10 - 12 inches.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
  • Germination: 8 - 10 days.
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days.
  • Yield: 150 pounds/100 foot row.
  • Fruit: Elongated shape. Sweet, smooth skinned. Ruby red.
  • Soil Preference: Deep, rich, sandy soil; pH 7.0
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: N/A
  • Form: Annual.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 400 seeds per packet, 1 oz. is approximately 1200 seeds. Seed tape is 15 feet long and has approximately 95 seeds.
  • Size: 6 - 8 inches long, 1.5 - 2 inches wide.
  • Restricted States: AK
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zones All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A - 6B 9/14/18 - 10/26/18
7A - 10B 8/31/18 - 11/09/18
Last Order
Date
Zones 1-6: 10/22/2018
Zones 7-10: 11/5/2018

2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Lacewings, Lady Beetles &
Encapsulated Earthworms
Nematodes
1A 5/4/18 - 11/2/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
1B - 2A 5/11/18 - 11/2/18 5/11/18 - 11/2/18
2B - 3B 4/27/18 - 11/2/18 4/27/18 - 11/2/18
4A - 6A 4/13/18 - 11/2/18 4/13/18 - 11/2/18
6B - 7A 4/6/18 - 11/2/18 4/6/18 - 11/2/18
7B - 8B 3/9/18 - 11/2/18 3/9/18 - 11/2/18
9A - 10B 2/23/18 - 11/2/18 2/23/18 - 11/2/18
Last Order Date 10/29/2018 10/29/2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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