Beet
Beta vulgaris 'Kestrel'

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

Category:

Biennials

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Water Requirements:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 29, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A globe shaped dark red beet often grown for baby beets.. Tolerant to CLS, PM, DM, DR, RZ and bolting. (53 day). It does not attain great size and was an adeqate but not outstanding performer for me.