Cylindra Elongated 6-8 in. beets, with more uniform slices than round types. Cylindra is sweet, smooth-skinned, tender and juicy.Beet seed can be directly sown into the soil as soon as soil can be worked. Lightly sprinkle seeds 1-2” apart in a furrow at least 0.5” deep, cover, and thin to a 2-3” spacing for more uniform growth. Thinned seedlings may be used as greens. Row spacing is 12-18”. Beets may also be transplanted. Sow seed indoors or in a cold frame 4-6 weeks before planting date.