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Beta vulgaris

Description
Life formherbPhysiologysingle stem
Habitacaulescent (or rosette plants)Categoryroots/tubers, vegetables
Life spanbiennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525435Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)6008005001000Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude30-4560Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH675.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightlight shadevery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-3Killing temp. early growth0
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle160240
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
animal food (feed)vitaminsroots
animal food (feed)mineralsroots
medicinalleaves