Burpee's Golden Beet
A standout beet, offering both excellent roots and sweet, flavorful, edible greens that are ideal for sautéeing. Introduced in 1970 by Burpee Seed Company, it has orange, globe-shaped roots that turn golden yellow when cooked, are tender and mild-flavored (even when large), and will not bleed like red beets.
- 50-55 days
- ±1,600 seeds/oz
- Bright orange roots
- Extremely tender
- Can be grown for salad leaves
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Don't miss out on harvesting these leaves when they are 2-3 inches tall to add color to your salads.
You can pair these steamed and peeled roots with bacon, apples, citrus, and creamy cheeses. If you are looking for a variety of beet to juice that is less likely to stain, this is the best out there!
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible.
- Direct Seed: 2" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Rows Apart: 20-24"
- Thin: 4-6" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
Great producer and wonderful light flavor -- great roasted with other root vegetables!
Good flavor, a little small, but will buy again.
I bought this beet after trying some golden beets from our local grocery store. I've never been a big fan of red beets, I don't care for that earthy note that they have, but I think the biggest thing I don't like about them is that they turn everything you cook them with red. Which can be very off-putting for young children
These grew very well in my garden in Kansas, just make sure they have good water and decent mulching. They were a little bit smaller than other beat varieties I have grown, but their flavor was quite good, and since they are smaller, I have had good success with growing them closer together without lowering yields.
I found them to be very tasty when roasted, pan-fried, or chopped up and put into stews. A slightly sweet note, without that dirt taste that you often get with red beets.