Images and descriptions used courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
55 days. Outstanding home garden beet with a very short top, just 10 inches in height, showing uniform growth; round, smooth roots have a luxurious, evenly-red interior color which complements the pleasant, buttery texture and mild, sweet flavor. Performs well even in poor soil; tolerates crowding, holding its shape better than most. This All-America Selections winner for 1957 has been preferred for generations, both by the commercial canning industry and home food preservers.