These cylindrical-shaped beets make slicing a breeze. The smooth beets grow 6-8 in. long, and 1 1/2 to 2 “. wide & they're tender and extra juicy, even if harvest is delayed. They're a favourite for preserving and eating fresh. The tops, or greens, are edible, too, with a sweet flavour. Like other beet varieties, Forono Beet performs best in cooler temperatures and can withstand a light frost. Beet seeds can be sown in the spring for an early summer harvest or in late summer for an autumn harvest. For the best germination, soak beet seeds in lukewarm water for 24 hours prior to sowing. 60 DAYS.