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Beetroot Production Guide

BEETROOT

Climate

  • Beetroot is a cool-season crop, grown during the cooler season in warm areas
  • Optimum growing temperature: 15- 20°C, maximum growing temperature: 35°C
  • Soil temperatures for germination: > 7°C
  • Although tolerant to cold, they grow extremely slowly in winter.

Varieties

  • Common varieties: Lorate, Red ace, Globe dark red

Soil requirements

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