Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris (Conditiva Group) Form: Vase
Common Name:garden beet Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:AmaranthaceaeHabit: Arching
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Green, Sep
Fruit: Multiple fruit, Brown, Oct
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Key ID Features:Swollen taproot that is commonly red; leaves basal with long petioles in the first year, ovate with wavy margins (second year leaves alternate on flowering stem).