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PlantFiles: Beet
Beta vulgaris 'Touchstone Gold'

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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


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

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
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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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive vossner 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 Calalily 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Richmond, Texas
South Padre Island, Texas

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