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Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla 'Ruby Red'

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Beta (BET-uh) (Info)
Species: vulgaris subsp. cicla
Cultivar: Ruby Red

Synonym:Beta vulgaris var. cicla

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 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:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive vossner On May 11, 2006, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I use it as an ornamental plant. Planted in a pot, full sun. very dramatic.

Neutral Farmerdill On Aug 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 60 day cultivar with red stems and veins.

Regional...

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

Redwood City, California
Richmond, Texas



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