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Annual Biennial

Beta vulgaris var. conditiva 'Boldor'PBR

A yellow-stemmed beetroot with red-gold beetroots, described as copper, with bright yellow flesh

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Amaranthaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Beta can be annual, biennial or perennial plants, often with rosettes of basal leaves and thick, fleshy roots. The genus includes a range of wild species, as well as cultivated food crops such as beetroot, chard and sugar beet

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any moist but well-drained soil in good light. Will grow well in coastal locations

Propagation

Propagate by seed. See sowing vegetable seeds

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to pigeons and slugs and snails

Diseases

May be susceptible to grey moulds and downy mildews

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