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Beet
Beta vulgaris 'Cylindra'

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

Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Burgundy

Veined

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Bark River, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 18, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Another beet shaped like a short fat carrot, Danvers Half Long comes to mind. Very similar to Formanova. I prefer the turnip shaped beets.

Positive

On Jan 14, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A very tasty beet, cylindrical in shape, so uniform slices are produced. 58 days from seed. Best planted in cool weather to prevent bolting. Thin seedlings to 6" apart for best crop.