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What is a winter beet ? Do I need special seeds? Norwich, CT

Mort's Answer:
I suspect that is a produce definition. Root crops that are properly cured and stored will last a longer time. Planting Beta vulgaris in the fall in the south can produce excellent beets for winter sale. Some varieties will take longer to grow in northern climes. Beets, Carrots, Parsnip, Rutabaga and Globe Onions are all excellent winter crops. They can suffer light frosts in zone 6 where you are. Heirloom beets and many other varieties can be grown in cellars.

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