|Germination||direct sow 1/2 in. deep 2-4 weeks before last frost|
|Requirements||full sun, moderate water req.|
|Uses||edible*(leaves, root), medicinal|
|Breed Status||open pollinated|
|Saving Seeds/Propagation||Beets go to seed in the second year. In cold climates, store roots indoors over winter in a cool/humid location. replant in early spring.|
|Synonyms||Beta cicla, Vulgaris rapacea|
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