Beetroot growing taproot leaf plant of the genus Beta also known as Garden beet, Beetroot annual but for seeds biennial plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.

Beetroot roots

Taproot shaped cone or round, taproot colors: burgundy, pink, yellow, orange, white or red, some species are separate with circles in different colors, one purple or yellow and the other white, repeat the circles several times.

Leaves can be 5-30 cm, the color: purple, green or mixed, depend on the species.

Flowers color very small flowers grow on inflorescence color green/ yellow

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Requirements for Beetroot growing and care:

Well drain soil, airy soil, clean from stone or hard object, slightly acid, free weed area

What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sometime the yield is too small

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Slugs, Aphids, prodenia

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead or infected leaves

Size of the plant?
The root 4-9 cm (2-4 inches), the leaves 4-30 cm (2-12 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Very small flowers grow on inflorescence color green/ yellow

Thinning the bloom:
Better to pick up the root before it’s start to bloom

Pollination is done by:
Mostly wind, bees

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Small black seeds, usually bound in a sort of square brown and woody that containing several seeds, this structure designed to fly in the wind, so you should pay attention after flowering

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry dark place

Sowing season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Planting spacing:
10-20 cm

Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist

Watering requires for Seeds:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
3-20 days

Condition of seedling:
moist, airy soil, clean from stone

Do the seeds require burying?
No

Subspecies

Red beet – the taproot is in the color red

Detroit Dark – burgundy-red beet the taproot shaped round

Ruby queen – burgundy-red beet the taproot shaped round

Cylindra beet – burgundy-red beet the taproot shaped cone

Candy can beet – separate with circle one purple and the other white, 4+ circles

Beet Chioggiaseparate with circle one burgundy and the other white, 8+ circles

Beet Bulls Blood – small burgundy-red beet the taproot shaped round

Early Wonderful – small burgundy beet the taproot shaped round

Yellow beet – the taproot is in the color yellow

Burpee’s Golden Beets – red /orange shell, the inner is yellow

Beet Golden Detroit – yellow orange beet the taproot shaped round

White Albino Beet – small white beet the taproot shaped round

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
In warm area all year less in the summer, in cold area Spring / Summer / Autumn

How to harvest the leaves?
Trim the leaves in the base of the leave next to the root, for salad young leaves for cooked mature leaves

Information about leaves:
Depend on the species 5-30 cm, the color: purple, green or mixed

Uses of Name leaves:
Cooked, stir fry, salad

Edible Roots

Information about Beetroot’s taproot:
Taproot shaped cone or round,  taproot colors: burgundy, pink, yellow, white, red

When to pull up Beetroot’s taproot:
About 90 days to harvest, when sow in the autumn it’s in the winter, when sow in the spring it’s in the summer

Uses of Beetroot taproot:
Cooked, salad

Scientific name:

Beta vulgaris

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors

Climate

Harvest season

Leaf color

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone