When it comes to must-grow vegetables, beets may not often make it to the top of the list. But if the reaction of one judge for the All-America Selections to this beet’s flavor is any indication, then this beet will be much in demand. For non-beet lovers, the judge said, this may be the beet to change your mind! With an endorsement like that, we had to learn more.
Avalanche has a mild, sweet taste that had judges raving about its raw eating quality. Unlike other beets, Avalanche does not have an earthy flavor or bitter aftertaste.
Height: 10–24 inches
Spacing: Sow 15 seeds per foot, in rows 12–18 inches apart
Days to Harvest: 50
Sow: Early spring or late summer, 1 inch apart, ¼ inch deep
Thin: Thin to 3 inches apart when plants emerge