Beet
Beta vulgaris 'Merlin'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Beta (BET-uh) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Merlin

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Capistrano Beach, California

Augusta, Georgia

Durham, North Carolina

South Padre Island, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 20, 2011, Calalily from Deep South Coastal, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is my first year growing this beet and so far it has out performed Red Ace. It has a nice, sweet flavor. The leaves are spotless and I haven't had to spray.

Positive

On Jun 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 55 day hybrid. Very uniform roots with good sugar content. Tolerant to downy mildew, Cercospra and dought. This is my first year growing this one and it appears to be quite competitive with other cultivars. I rate it very good.