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PlantFiles: Beet, Mangel
Beta vulgaris 'Red Mammoth Fodder'

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
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Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill 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.



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