Beet
Beta vulgaris 'Touchstone Gold'

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

Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Richmond, Texas

South Padre Island, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 14, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Absolutely delicious and milder than regular red beets. It has a golden color, leaning towards orange. Maturity: 55 da. I planted a seedling in Dec 2012. This is one of those veggies I will always grow in my winter garden from now on. If you are on the fence about beets in general, this variety might just make you a convert. It still has that "dirt" taste, as my DH calls it, but much more delicate. I adore it! Juices well, roasts well; also excellent in salads and stir frys.

Positive

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

This beet is easy to grow, even if crowded in the rows. It has a wonderful flavor, especially when roasted. It grows well here.

Neutral

On Dec 7, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Touchstone Gold has green petioles and leaves, and retains its golden color when cooked. Very good germination and excellent, sweet flavor. Compared to Golden Beet, Touchstone Gold has a better germ, more uniformly round roots, much smoother shoulders, and less zoning.