| Cylindra (aka Butter Slicer or Formanova)
45 to 80 days — This Danish variety, as the name suggests, produces a beet that is elongated (six to eight inches) making it ideal for slicing. As a slicer, it produces many more uniform slices than globe shaped varieties. Sweet, tender, and smooth skinned with small, edible, reddish green tops. Each packet contains four grams which is approximately 200 seeds.