Beet
Beta vulgaris 'Crosby's Extra Early Egyptian'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Beta (BET-uh) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Crosby's Extra Early Egyptian

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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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:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

This is a 19th century cultivar which is still competitive. A dark red turnip shaped beet, it is as early as Model and really quite similar. Nice greens and slower to become woody than Detroit. It is not as uniform as more more modern cultivars.