Beet, Mangel
Beta vulgaris 'Red Mammoth Fodder'

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

Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 19, 2013, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A mangel type typically used in olden days as winter cattle feed. Produces edible 18 inch leaf greens and long 12 -20 lb roots. 100 day.