Cylindra Beet

This seed is getting harder and harder to find.  We’re not quite sure why, because they are absolutely perfect for canning.  The flavor is virtually identical to the round red varieties most everyone is familiar with, but they are so much easier to work with when it comes to canning.  Some of these beets will grow longer than 8″, and even when they do they remain tender and don’t lose their flavor.  They are shaped similarly to a carrot, so you can imagine how easily they will slide into a canning jar!  They continue to become more popular every season.