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PlantFiles: Beet
Beta vulgaris 'Merlin'

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

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Calalily 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 Farmerdill 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.

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



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