A classic heirloom beet with very round dark red roots and short sturdy tops. Widely adapted and very popular for both fresh use and canning. Excellent sweet flavor has made it a standard since 1892. Dark green foliage has some red coloration. Resistant to Downy Mildew, an important characteristic for Fall. Stores better than the very early spring beets. 60 days to maturity. 160 seeds.