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Beet 'Chicago Red'

Beta vulgaris

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

Category:

Vegetables

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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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:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 11, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Trying this hybrid for the first time this year. Have it planted, will report when crop is in. It is supposed to be early and that is a plus in an area which heats up quickly in late spring.
5/12/04 Harvesting the Chicago Reds. They are about a week later than the Early Wonder but a more uniform size and shape. They are also not as sweet.

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