Sea Beet

Beta vulgaris

This ancestral plant of chard and beets still grows on the shores of The Mediterranean. Delicious and tender when fresh, or the leaves can be cooked and used like spinach or chard. Harvest at any time. This plant has the appearance of a many-stemmed chard with small (8 to 10″ long) leaves, and will become rangy after it begins to flower.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 1 to 2' wide and 3 to 4' tall short-lived perennial

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Any well-draining soil

Origin: Mediterranean

Sea Beet