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I planted beets from seed. They take about 10 months to reach maturity. Are these safe to eat? Thanks.
 
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I planted beets from seed. They take about 10 months to reach maturity. Are these safe to eat? Thanks.
What kind of beets are you talking about. Regular beets take about 50 days to maturity not 300
 
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If you can pull them up and they look fine they you should be good to go. I had some beets that took a few months to grow just because the summer heat stunted their growth and I wanted to get seeds from them. Some were edible and others were kind of woody.
 
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They're regular beets. I don't have the package to know the exact type. Thanks.
 
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They're regular beets. I don't have the package to know the exact type. Thanks.
Being safe to eat and able to eat is the question. I am sure they are safe to eat but with 300 days in the ground I'd bet it will be like trying to eat a golf ball.
 

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I planted beets from seed. They take about 10 months to reach maturity. Are these safe to eat? Thanks.
Absolutely, yes. I normally plant ours in Sept. and harvest around March. We like them pickled...delicious, easy to grow and loves cooler temps even down to below freezing. Enjoy!
 
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Here's a typical harvest at about 170 days....and it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without pickled beets, delicious

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