Aimers International Beet German Lutz Seed Packet
German Lutz Beet. Heirloom vegetable. Variety originated in Germany. This deep red, globe-shaped beet has a mild slightly sweet flavour and an evenly coloured interior. All of these attributes make it the ideal choice for a super Borscht. A good choice for soils that are less than ideal.
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Root Crop
Days to Emergence: 5 - 10
Days to Harvest 60
Height: 40 - 45cm (16 - 18in)
Beets thrive in sandy loam with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. Remember to fertilize. For continual harvest, sow seeds 1.2cm (1/2in) deep and 2.5cm (1in) apart in two week intervals beginning when the soil has warmed to 7 C and avoid sowing after mid July. As each beet "seed" is actually a corky fruit with 2 to 5 seeds contained within, it is important to thin the young seedlings to 7-10cm (3-4in) apart to provide enough room for proper root formation. Use plants that are thinned as a source of tender, edible greens. Over-watering or excessive rainfall may lead to excessive leaf growth and pale or small roots.