It can grow in almost every climate. Being fairly hardly, it is generally considered as a cool weather crop. It grows best during winter in plains. It requires abundant sunshine for proper development. Beet is most productive at 20°–22°C. It thrives best in a light to medium heavy soil. Loamy sand, deep, well-drained and fertile soils are preferred. Good beet is produced on a wide variety of soils, but slightly alkaline (with a pH up to 8) is ideal.