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Beets: Beta vulgaris, 'Shiraz Tall Top'

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris, 'Shiraz Tall Top'

Common name: beet

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Beets: Beta vulgaris, 'Shiraz Tall Top'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
  
Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
average
Lifespan:
biennial
Category:   
Attributes:

edible

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description for "Beets: Beta vulgaris, 'Shiraz Tall Top'"

Beta vulgaris 'Shiraz Tall Top' is a dual purpose beet selected for its lush, fast-growing tops and dark red, flavorful, uniformly round 3-4" roots. Grow 'Shiraz Tall Top' for the tops, but keep it for its vibrant roots. Selected for resistance to Rhizoctonia dry rot, resulting in incredibly smooth skins. More uniform and attractive than Red Ace. Planting depth: .5-.75 inch. Days to germination: 5-10 days. 55-60 days to maturity.

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