55 days. This Italian heirloom produces delicious green tops and tasty roots. When cooked in slices, the rings merge to a nice pink color or cook whole to preserve the color. Each beet seed produces multiple plants and the thinnings are a delightful addition to your salad for extra color and flavor. Packed with nutrition, beets are high in fiber, potassium, folic acid and the antioxidant, betacyanin. Delicious roasted, steamed, and pickled.