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Sea Beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima)
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Sea Beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima)

The Ancestor of Beetroot and Chard

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The Sea Beet, also called Wild Spinach or Wild Beet, grows scattered on the European coast, for example in the Baltic Sea. It was temporarily considered strongly endangered, original holdings on Heligoland, for example, had become nearly extinct.
Meanwhile, it recovers and spreads - presumable due to the milder winters - however, in recent years, along the Baltic coast, again.

The sea beet is considered the wild form and ancestor of a vast number of cultivated forms like the beetroot, the sugar beet, and chard. In spring, the leaves can not only be cooked but also prepared raw as salad, later - especially with rising temperatures - they develop a harsh off-taste and should only be prepared steamed or cooked like spinach anymore.

It's proven that it has already been used as a leaf vegetable by humans in the Neolithic period. Furthermore, it belongs to the earliest known crops and was cultivated in old Assyria, England, and Scandinavia, where it still belongs to the diet up to this day. Contrary to other cultivated forms, its root is consumable but very thin.

Beta vulgaris ssp. maritime seeds, content: Approx. 50 Sea Beet roots
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Amaranthaceae
Plant height approx.:
Bush beansCabbageCucumbersDillGarlicKohlrabiPeasSummer savorypastinakepuffbohnen
Flowering time:
AugustJulySeptember
Flower colour:
GreenYellow
Root system :
Deep roots Taproot
Lifecycle :
Vivacious
sunlight:
full sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
AprilMarch
Sowing time outdoors:
AprilJulyJuneMay
Sowing depth:
2 – 3 cm
Best germination temperature :
20 °C
Planting distance:
10 x 30 cm
Main harvest:
AugustJulyJuneMaySeptember
Bad intercropping partners:
ChardCornPotatoesSpinachTomatoesgartenmeldeguter heinrich
Sowing outdoors 2-3cm deep from mid-April or pre-cultivation indoors. Loves loose, humous soils. As a beach plant, it tolerates salty soils. Perennial in mild locations or with winter protection.
Other names
Botanical name:
beta vulgaris
German names:
beetebetemeer–mangoldmeer–rüberübesee–mangoldwild–betewilde rübewilder mangold
English names:
sea beet
French names:
bette maritime
Spanish names:
remolacha de mar
Italian names:
barbabietolabietola
Details
Item number
BET05
Brand
Magic Garden Seeds
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
50 Pcs.

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