Beetroot

Beetroot

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Beta
Species: B. vulgaris subsp. cruenta

Description

Beetroot is a variety of Beta vulgaris (subsp. cruenta) belonging to the Chenopodiaceae family. It is a biennial herbaceous plant native to Southern Europe and has been cultivate since ancient times. The plant develops a taproot that swells and can be flattened, round or elongated. Externally it is red or purplish red, while the flesh can be white, pink, red or purple. The leaves sprout from the collar and form a basal rosette, they have long stalks (30 cm and over) which are red or purplish red and terminate in green or greenish red spatulate laminae.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Beta vulgaris var. cruenta
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding in the ground
Amount of seeds 1.50 g
Sowing Depth 0.50 cm
Distance between rows 30 cm / 50 cm
Distance between rows 20 cm / 30 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 14.00
Average growing time 70 gg / 110 gg
Average sprouting time 6 gg / 14 gg
Produce per sqm 1.50 kg / 5.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 0.7
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 8 °c - 24 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 5 °c
Soil pH 6.50 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots yes

Variety

Detroit 2

A mid-early cropping beetroot that resists well in hot weather. The leaves of this variety grow at an average/fast rate, they have red stalks and veins.
The root is globe-shaped with bright red skin. The flesh is red and highly appreciated for its flavour.

Detroit 2