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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Beets

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 5 to 10 feet
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 10 to 20 feet
  • 2 ounces of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 18 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 42 inches
  • 3 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 55 to 65 days from planting to eating stage
  • 20 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 7 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • For beets-related questions and answers, see MU Extension publication G6400, Frequently Asked Vegetable Questions.
  • Recommended varieties
    • Asgrow Wonder
      Early
    • Crosby Greentop
      Bright green tops for bunching
    • Detroit Dark Red
      Standard table beet, excellent quality
    • Early Wonder Tall Top
      Early
    • Formanova (Cylindra)
      Dark red, cylinder-like shape
    • Red Ace
      Heat tolerant, high sugar content
    • Rosette
      Hybrid, holds size well
    • Ruby Queen

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 1 to 25
      Aug. 1 to 15
    • Central Missouri
      March 15 to April 15
      Aug. 1 to 10
    • North Missouri
      April 1 to 15
      July 25 to Aug. 1

 

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