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Vegetable Description: Beets seem to have originated in the Mediterrenean region, where people grew them for thousands of years. Later, beets grew in Germany and Holland and were used as cattle fodder; they were later imported to England for this purpose, but the poor began to raise them for an affordable food source. American colonists later brought them to the New World, where they became a commonly enjoyed food both for their roots and their greens. According to historians, George Washington experimented with beets, cross-pollinating them to create new varieties.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
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Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 55
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 2700
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 2 in to 4 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside as soon as the ground can be worked. Can also be fall planted. Plant about 4” apart and 1/2“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 12”-18” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Plant either does not set seed because flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed.
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