Shiraz Tall Top Beet Seeds
Hands down the best open-pollinated beet available today, Shiraz Tall Top (Beta vulgaris) is an exemplar of organic crop breeding work from the modern legends of the craft. An early 2000s collaboration from between the Organic Seed Alliance, John Navazio, Steve Peters and many others, Shiraz displays contains many of the strongest traits of hybrid table beets yet in an open-pollinated form. Selected over many seasons for lush, tall tops that can be leaf harvested and red round roots resistant to Rhizoctonia dry rot (a common fungal disease).
60 days from seed. Biennial.
Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.