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Beta vulgaris var. crassa

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
Habitacaulescent (or rosette plants)Categoryroots/tubers, forage/pasture, vegetables, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanbiennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525530Soil texturemedium, lightheavy, medium, light, organic
Rainfall (annual)80015005002500Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude30104560Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1500Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH66.858.3Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw), boreal (E)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-6Killing temp. early growth-3
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle5590
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsroots
food & beveragemineralsroots
animal food (feed)vitaminsroots
animal food (feed)mineralsroots
materialdye/tanninroots
medicinalroots