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Forono Beet

A sugary sweet beet

60 DAYS Smooth, cylindrical shape for perfectly round slices every time. Resists bolting, won't go corky or soft if harvest is delayed. Make planting Forono a cinch with 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—no worries about over- or under-seeding!
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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.
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:

Spring 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/8
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/8
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/18
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/4/2018
8A-10B: 5/14/2018

Spring 2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
Zones Lacewings, Lady Beetles
& Encapsulated Earthworms
Nematodes
1A 5/12 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
1B - 2A 5/15 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
2B - 3B 5/1 - 6/15 5/1 - 6/15
4A - 6A 4/17 - 6/15 4/17 - 6/15
6B - 7A 4/10 - 6/15 4/10 - 6/15
7B - 8B 3/13 - 6/15 3/13 - 6/15
9A - 10B 2/27 - 6/15 2/27 - 6/15
Last Order Date 6/11/18 6/11/18

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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