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PlantFiles: Beet
Beta vulgaris 'Burpee's Golden'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Beta (BET-uh) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Burpee's Golden
Additional cultivar information: (Pom Pom Series)

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jenhillphoto On Jul 10, 2007, jenhillphoto from Danbury, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

These beets are a beautiful addition to a salad. The interior color is a gorgeous bright yellow. Taste is as good as any beet to me. My burpee's golden beets grew a little larger than my detroit dark red beets sown at the same time.

Germination was good for me without soaking.

Neutral melody On Jan 27, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Information only, I have not grown this variety.

This is a good beet to use for greens and roots. They stay tender and mild even when large and are great for salads because the sliced beets do not bleed. The orange roots turn a golden yellow when cooked.

Introduced in 1828, this is a very old Commercial variety that has been around and stood the test of time.

Positive Lettuceman On Jan 3, 2005, Lettuceman from Dayton, WA wrote:

It's a good idea to soak the seeds of this variety before planting in the garden, as the germination rate is spotty compared to other beets. The tops are nutritious and tasty. These beets don't bleed, and seem to stay tender no matter how big the roots grow.

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

This is a yellow turnip shaped beet that could best be described as a yellow fleshed Crosby's Egyptian.


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

Danbury, Connecticut
Vinton, Ohio

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