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Lutz Green Leaf Beets

Lutz Green Leaf

Lutz Green Leaf

Lutz Green Leaf

Lutz Green Leaf

If you are looking for hefty, red beets with delicious greens for cooking, Lutz should be on your list. Also known as Winterkeeper, these 6-inch, deep red tubers are perfect for pickling, roasting, making soups and stews, and salads. If you have a root cellar, Lutz Green Leaf keeps well over the winter.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 2 to 10


  • 2 to 4 inches


  • 1 inch per week


  • extra-large roots up to 6 inches wide
  • deep garnet color with light-green, tasty leaves
  • stores well

Have you ever tried growing Lutz Green Leaf beets? Are there any challenges you face growing them? Please tell us your best tips for growing Lutz Green Leaf beets.


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