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Beetroot 'Shiraz Tall Top'   

Beta vulgaris

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Shiraz Tall Top is a variety of Beetroot which is a member of the Beet family. Its botanical name is Beta vulgaris 'Shiraz Tall Top'. Leaves usually appear in   Light green and   Cerise red colour.

Selectively harvest the leaves to add to your salad while you wait for the roots to be ready to harvest. Good disease resistance. This is a good variety for canning, roasting, or boiling.

This variety is a Vegetable that typically grows as an Biennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of two years. Shiraz Tall Top is known for growing to a height of approximately 35.0 cm (1.14 feet).

Shiraz Tall Top Beetroot is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Shiraz Tall Top have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Shiraz Tall Top

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Shiraz Tall Top is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so it will need protecting in periods of cold weather. Shiraz Tall Top needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.5 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil to neutral soil).

Growing Shiraz Tall Top from seed

Aim to sow 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 13°C / 55°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Shiraz Tall Top about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Shiraz Tall Top

Shiraz Tall Top is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Shiraz Tall Top

Harvest the leafy tops early in the season, then harvest the roots. Ready in 60 days.

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early summer.