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Plants Matching beta vulgaris

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Jessie Keith

(Beet)

Best known for bright red color and sweet flavor, beets are true biennials that produce edible greens and sweet, bulbous roots only a couple of months after planting. They are European origin but enjoyed by many cultures worldwide. In the first year, they store lots of fuel in their large, fleshy, edible roots and then bloom in the second season. If subjected to high heat, plants may bolt in the first year. Their unimpressive flowers are borne in spikes along the floral stems. If allowed to mature,...

(Albino Beet, Beet)

You'll never have to worry about magenta juice stains from the Holland heirloom beet, 'Albino', which has pure white roots. Its super sweet roots also lack the earthy taste of most colorful beets. The fast-developing roots are ready for harvest only 50 days after sowing. Even when harvested large, they remain mild, sweet and tender. Its bright glossy green leaves are also edible and can be harvested when young and tender.

Though grown as annuals, beets are actually biennials, which means...

(Baby Ball Beet, Beet)

Small with smooth skin, 'Baby Ball' beets are sweet, red and perfect for pickling or cooking whole. The ideal harvest size is 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 4 cm) in diameter. These beets develop quickly and may be harvested about 55 days after sowing. Their bright glossy greens are also edible and have red leaf stems. Early harvest when temperatures are cool will ensure a sweet, mild flavor while older, roots harvested in hot weather often develop a bitter flavor.

Usually grown as annuals, beets...

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James H. Schutte

(Beet)

The colorful beet, ‘Bull’s Blood’, is an old time variety that's still popular today. Its roots are deep red and show concentric pink and red circles on the interior when cut across. This colorful root vegetable emits brilliant magenta-red juice that stains everything. It is a fine selection that produces firm, round, sweet roots quickly and early in the season (60-harvest days). For baby beets, harvest in 35 to 40 days. It also has lovely purple-red leaves that can be eaten.

Usually grown...

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Jessie Keith

(Beet)

The candy cane beet, ‘Chioggia’, is an old-time Italian variety that's been popular since it was first introduced in the 1840s. Its roots are red and show concentric white and magenta-red circles on the interior when cut. This fine selection produces firm, round, sweet roots quickly, in around 60 harvest days. For baby beets, harvest in 35 to 40 days. It also has lovely green leaves with magenta leaf stems that can be eaten raw or cooked.

Usually grown as annuals, beets are true biennials,...

(Beet, Cylindra Beet)

An heirloom beet from Denmark, 'Cylindra' produces uniquely elongated, short, carrot-shaped roots. Because of their narrower roots, this beet may be grown in denser rows than the globe-shaped beets. Roots are ready to harvest from 46 to 80 days after sowing. If you desire more tender, "baby" beets harvest roots earlier. Even when 'Cylindra' roots grow larger, the skin is easy to peel and the flesh remains mild, sweet and tender.

Usually grown as annuals, beets are true biennials, which mean...

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James H. Schutte

(Beet, Detroit Dark Red Beet)

Beets are wonderfully colorful root vegetables. Standard red-rooted forms, like ‘Detroit Dark Red’, have rich red roots with brilliant magenta juice that stains everything. This fine selection produces firm, round, sweet roots quickly and early in the season (60-harvest days).

Usually grown as annuals, beets are actually biennials, which means they generate large roots and lush foliage in the first year and flower, set seed and die in the second. The flowers are unimpressive but produce...

(Beet, Early Blood Turnip Beet)

These plump beets are both early and the size and shape of a turnip. An heirloom variety dating to 1825, 'Early Blood Turnip' is not frequently grown in modern gardens even though it's a quality beet. Its roots develop quickly and may be harvested from 48 to 68 days after sowing. Baby beets can be harvested 40 days after sowing. This cultivar also boasts violet-red leaf stems that can be eaten fresh or cooked when young and tender.

Usually grown as annuals, beets are true biennials, which...

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James H. Schutte

(Beet, Early Wonder Tall Beet)

Beets are wonderfully colorful root vegetables. Standard red-rooted forms, like ‘Early Wonder Tall’, have rich red roots with brilliant magenta juice that stains everything. This fine selection produces firm, round, sweet roots quickly and early in the season (60-harvest days).

Usually grown as annuals, beets are actually biennials, which means they generate large roots and lush foliage in the first year and flower, set seed and die in the second. The flowers are unimpressive but produce lots...

(Beet, Golden Beet)

The sweet, flavorful beets of this old-fashioned heirloom are russet-orange and date back to at least the 1820s in the United States. The smooth-skinned beets are globe-shaped. Roots are ready to harvest about 50 to 55 days after sowing. Harvest 40 days after sowing for baby beets. This selection also has edible greens that are bright glossy green. After cooking, the beet flesh turns golden yellow.

Usually grown as annuals, beets are true biennials, which mean they generate large roots and...