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Merlin Beets pk/200
Merlin Beets BT28-50

Merlin Beets pk/200

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SKU BT28-200
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Description
Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
Disease Resistant
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55 - 85 days. Beta vulgaris. (F1) The plant produces high yields of 3 to 4" diameter dark red beets. It is very sweet and has high sugar content and has superior taste! The roots are uniformly round and smooth. It has bright red stems and dark green tops. Grow them as gourmet baby veggies or full-sized beets. Excellent roasted, baked, or boiled. Drought tolerant and slow bolting. An excellent choice for home gardens, farmer’s markets, market growers, open production, and commercial production. Disease Resistance: CLS, DM.

Lot No: 260493

Germination: 90%

Test Date: 10/20

Seeds Per Pound: 24,000

Plant Height: Leaves 17” Tall/Roots 3” Diameter

Planting Season: Spring/Summer/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Beet Seeds
Beta vulgaris

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2 "75 F to 85 F 14 to 21 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"12" 4"45 - 55 days
Beet Seeds Planting Information:

Beets do not do well in poor soil or clay soil, so prepare the soil by adding compost and manure. They thrive in cooler regions. Plant your seeds outdoors directly in the garden. Planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked and 1 week after last frost. Plant in 2 to 3 weeks intervals for a steady harvest until about 2 months before first killing frost in the fall. Plants can grow 2" to 12" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires loose fertile soil that is slightly alkaline in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil uniformly moist and from drying out.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Dig or pull roots when 2" or greater. You can harvest beets for greens at any time. Leave fall crop in the ground until needed or when soil begins to freeze.


Beets
Growing Calendar
Minimum Outdoor Temperature: 75 to 85 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
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Seed Depth: ½“

Days to Germination: 14 to 21 days

Plant Spacing: 4”

Row Spacing: 12”

Sunlight Requirement: Partial Shade/Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 45 to 55 days


USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11


Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

CLS – Cercospora Leaf Spot

Scientific Name: Cercospora asparagi, Cercospora beticola

Type: Fungus

Cercospora Leaf Spot is a world-wide fungal disease that affects the growth of asparagus, beets, carrots, corn, eggplants, peppers, soybeans, and tomatoes. It is the most destructive foliage disease of beets in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Leaf spots occur on leaves. Symptoms include lesions of round or angular brown spots with green, brown, gray, or white centers. The leaves turn yellow, wither, and eventually die off and the whole plant becomes defoliated. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 55-65 F and usually occur between June and August when moisture and humidity are very high. Fungicides can help manage the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

DM – Downy Mildew

Scientific Name: Peronospora farinosa, Peronospora parasitica, Pseudoperonospora cubensis

Type: Fungus

Downy mildew is a fungal disease that affects the growth of beets, broccoli, cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, cucumbers, spinach, Swiss chard, and watermelons. Downy Mildew is most serious for cucumbers, which can drop dead in a week and stop producing any fruit to harvest. The disease affects both seedlings and mature plants.The infected leaves are retarded in growth, turn yellow then brown, and turn downward. A white to gray color mold appears on the underside of the leaves. The leaves will wilt and eventually die. The disease can spread rapidly under favorable conditions and infect the entire field. The infected plants should be removed and burned to avoid further infestation. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 58-72 F and usually occur in early spring and autumn in cooler weather when moisture and humidity are very high. Fungicides can help manage the disease. Good air circulation and increasing space between the plants can help control and prevent the disease, so use wide plant spacing to promote drying of the leaves. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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