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Planted at Mount Vernon


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  • Hardiness Zones


    Beets are a popular root crop used for pickling, roasting, and salads. They come in an array of colors, including red, yellow, and red and white striped.

    Latin Name

    Beta vulgaris


    Family

    Amaranthaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, northern Africa, southern Asia


    History

    George Washington's gardeners recorded many instances of planting beets.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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