The elongated 5-6" roots of this Danish variety resemble a carrot in shape, which allows gardeners to plant its seeds closer together than globe-shaped beet varieties. The edible roots can be sliced into uniform round slices and have an enticing fine-grained texture. Additionally, this easy-to peel beet has sweet dark-red flesh that’s free from rings, making this variety an excellent choice for pickling, baking, roasting, and steaming.
- 46-80 days
- ±2,300 seeds/oz
- Dark red root
- Elongated shape
- Easy to peel
- Sweet flavor
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Slow roast or steam these long roots, then peel them and pair them with smoked and cured meat, dill or paprika, and shallots or chives.
You can also lightly braise the greens and pair with your protein at any meal.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Keep planting in two-week intervals for a continuous 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
Our Favorite Beet of All Times!
I've grown Cylindra beets for many years and totally love the taste, ability to harvest and eat the total plant and the shape that allows for closer planting in limited space. In the Pacific NW, leaf borers love my beet greens as much as I do but I have found that a wire frame over them covered with cheesecloth keeps all the bugs at bay and my leaf crop is flawless. The beets are the best tasting I've found, the skins slip off very easily after steaming till tender and the sweetness is unbeatable. I plan to leave some in-ground this winter under mulch to see if we can harvest throughout the winter.
An honest gardeners opinion
First used these seeds back in 2015 (here in West Virginia). Plant every year since (2 crops in 8ft x 4ft raised beds). Great germinators and very easy to grow in well prepared soil. Easy to peel and slice. Convenient to prep for mason jars with great storage and taste or use as regular sides for salads. I will dehrdrate the leaves this growing season then grate to powder and store. A good quality beet with low maintenance in a busy garden .
Space and time saver
by Janet B
We’ve grown this beet for 3 years now and it’s our favorite for three main reasons: closer planting, dramatically easier processing, and the taste of beet and greens is as good as regular shaped beets. They can look a little weird, but the time saved processing them in the kitchen is worth it.
Great germination rate, as always with SSE.