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65 days. If your garden soil tends to be a bit waterlogged or low in fertility, Bohan is built for you! Robust plants produce very sweet, 3 inch, globe-shaped roots with smooth skin. Its larger taproot efficiently grabs nutrition, so less-than-ideal soil conditions won’t hinder its development. Add the strong tops with green leaves and iridescent, plum colored stems, and you've got a winning selection especially in Pacific Northwest gardens!
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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Carol F.
You Can't Beat This Beet!

I always try to have at least one type of beet growing during the summer, and over the years I have learned that not all beets are equal. Bohan is definitely one of the best beets I have had the pleasure of enjoying. They are fast growing and tastier than most beets. The greens are delicious and provide a nice flavor balance to the sweetness of the beets. I usually thin the rows a couple of times, and that leads to a bowl of "beets 'n greens" on the dinner table. The young beets and leaves are also great in a mixed salad. Fully grown beets remain sweet and tender. My favorite prep for them at this stage is to serve Julienne style, lightly cooked with a little butter and salt. The mature beets also freeze and can well, so you can enjoy them for months to come.
*As with most beets, Bohan is extremely attractive to leaf miners. There are a few products that are supposed to help with these pests, but I prefer the old-fashioned approach: find the eggs on the underside of the leaves and squish 'em, and use row covers to keep the mama pest away. Sugar beets are farmed nearby, so there is always a supply of leaf miner mamas ready to set up a nursery on my beets. No worries though, pests are a minor problem when compared with the deliciousness of these beets.

Soil Temp for Germ 50–75°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 3–4"
Row Spacing 12–16"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 30–75
Seed Life 2 years

Beta vulgaris This wholesome vegetable is doubly heart-healthy. The sweet, delicious roots contain high levels of glycine betaine. This phytochemical compound fights platelet clots and plaque formation in the arteries. Along with a wealth of potassium, calcium and vitamin A, hearty beet greens are rich in fiber, which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beets perform best in fertile, evenly moist soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Uniform soil moisture is essential
• Sudden changes in temperature or soil moisture will increase zoning (ring formation in the root) and lead to premature bolting
• Transplanting not recommended as it can damage the tap root

Direct Sowing
• At the bottom of the furrow band 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet
• Cover seeds with sifted compost, loose soil, or vermiculite, and water evenly
• Use row cover when soil temperatures are cool and to protect from pests
• Sow June—August for a fall crop

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Leaf miners, flea beetles, and leaf hoppers
• Insect control: Pick off affected leaves and check for eggs—if found, spray with Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: Scab
• Disease prevention: Neutral pH (7.0), 3-4 year crop rotation, keep adequately watered
• Common pests: Mice, voles, and gophers
• Pest control: Traps or underground screens

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when roots reach desired size; small roots are tender, large roots may become woody if left in the ground too long
• Leaves can be used as pot greens or in salads
• Trim tops and store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

Fall & Winter Harvest
• Beets should be harvested before temperatures drop to the 15-20°F range
• If you are in a temperate climate, and your soil is well drained, your best location for root storage is in the garden under a protective layer of straw

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora

What is seed tape?
Seed tapes are perfectly straight rows of precisely spaced crops. No more having to thin seedlings! This biodegradable tape will plant a row 5 meters (16 feet, 5 inches) long. Simply lay it in a furrow and cover with a light layer of sifted compost or soil, water and wait. Save yourself a heap of planting time with these popular vegetable and herb staples.

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