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Beetroot

Beta spp.

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Also known as

Beet, Mangel, Mangel wurzel, Mangold, Sugar beet, Sea beet, Spinach beet

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Beetroot Overview

A small genus of less than 10 annual, biennial or perennial species with thick fleshy roots. It includes the widely cultivated food, the common beet, Beta vulgaris. Flowers grow in long inflorescences and aren't very showy, producing discrete green flowers. Growing best in hot, dry conditions this genus evolved from grassland and coastline regions of the Mediterranean and Europe.

Common problems with Beetroot

How to propagate Beetroot

Seed

Sow seeds in spring.

Other uses of Beetroot

Grown for root vegetables.