SUGAR BEET - 30 Seeds
(Beta vulgaris crassa)
This variety is a plant where the root contains a high concentration of sucrose. It is grown commercially for sugar production. Sugar beet is hardy biennial plants that can be grown commercially in a wide variety of temperate climates. During its first growing season, it produces a large storage root. Grown for a sugar substitute only. This beet can be roasted for a very sweet flavour.
Sow seeds direct 5cm apart and thin to 15cms apart. Beets can reach 1-2kg. Keep plants moist and avoid drying soil out. Roots can be eaten as small beet in a salad or when larger in soups or pasties. Boil diced roots to extract the sugar content.
Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet.
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