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Gnarly Long Lived Beet Leaf Mix
Beta vulgaris
  • Hardy to Zone 7
  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Germination Tested November 15, 2023: 77%
  • Approximately 40 seeds per packet
Regular price $5.00 CAD
Regular price Sale price $5.00 CAD
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Love chard and beet greens? Here's a perennial option that will live for 2-3+ years. This population was developed by Telsing Andrews in Ottawa. She started with an open cross of several leaf-beet accessions known to be somewhat perennial.

These plants will likely try to flower in their second year. You could try cutting off the flower stalks repeatedly to encourage more leaf production throughout the summer. Even if you do let them flower and set seed, the plants will likely keep living. (And maybe you want to let them flower as they smell like chocolate!)

The roots are likely edible when young, but they will probably get too tough to eat after a while.

Hardy to zone 7 for sure, and probably colder zones with lots of snow cover too, given the mix was developed in zone 5 Ottawa.

Growing Instructions

Direct sow or transplant as you would beets, but as the plants get older they will get big- so you may want to space them about 2 feet apart. You could sow radishes or arugula or another quick crop in the space in between in the meantime.

Shipping & Returns

We ship seeds within Canada for a flat fee of $6, United States for $25, and internationally for $25*. Live plants and bulbs can only be shipped within Canada.


Shipping in Canada 

We ship seeds in Canada via regular letter mail, which is an untracked service, and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Larger bulbs and plants are sent via tracked flat rate box.


Shipping to the US

We ship all US orders by tracked packet and they usually take two weeks to arrive.

According to the USDA, most seeds require an import permit to be brought into the US and the permit is free and useable for multiple orders/years. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". In our experience shipping seeds over several years, most small orders will make it across the border without issues, but occasionally they will be held at US Customs. 

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held or confiscated by US customs.


Shipping Internationally

International orders are usually shipped via untracked packet. The package will list the contents as "Garden Seeds". It is your responsibility to ensure you have the required import permit and Cicada Seeds will not be responsible for any orders held of confiscated by customs.

International shipping countries include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


If you have any issues with the quality of your order, please contact us within 60 days and we will make it right!

*Shipping fees are in Canadian dollars. 

Ecologically Grown

Seeds are grown ecologically without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.

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