Beta vulgaris
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Beta vulgaris

white beet

  family chenopodiaceae 
  genus beta 

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Genus  Beta Species  vulgaris Variety  Cultivar  Common names  beetroot   white beet Family  CHENOPODIACEAE Specimen number  S8802 Data source  Allergy p281;DyeFib p27;MedPl p176
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit    Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The roots of Beta vulgaris have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Yellow is the most typical color produced by White beet (also known as beetroot).
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Jul 01 - Oct 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  liver tonic   gallbladder tonic   lowers cholesterol Medicinal parts  Root Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  %s is edible. White beet (sometimes called beetroot) is used as a traditional herbal remedy. It's used as a liver tonic, a gallbladder tonic and a cholesterol reducer. Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the root. This anemophilous species has only a light pollen count during hay fever season. July to October is the usual season for causing hay-fever problems.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Roots Dye color  yellow
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Beta vulgaris is a wildflower.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Beta vulgaris has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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