Beet - Forono
Beta vulgaris. These dark red, cyllindrical-shaped Italian heirloom beets are so easy to peel and slice. They are tolerant to downy mildew, bolt-resistant, and can hold longer in the soil if harvest is delayed. We like to grow our beets in the fall, planting in late July and harvesting before a hard freeze. 6-8" long with short, sweet-flavored tops.