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BEETROOT - Sugar Beet

BEETROOT - Sugar Beet

OP Open Pollinated
HL Heirloom

(100 seeds)

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So sweet you can make your own sugar out of this beet

Widely grown as an alternative to sugar cane, sugar beets are also a delicious vegetable. Tender young roots can be thinly sliced or grated to Read More

Widely grown as an alternative to sugar cane, sugar beets are also a delicious vegetable. Tender young roots can be thinly sliced or grated to add an unusual twist to salads, and mature roots can be prepared in much the same way as beetroot. And, in case you were wondering, the sweetness comes through strongly especially when they're roasted in the oven. Some folks even make their own beet sugar at home - an interesting project, particularly if you're interested in self-sufficiency.

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Days to Harvest

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

10cm

Plant Height

30-45cm

Additional Features

Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom

  • Product Details

    Common Name: BEETROOT - Sugar Beet

    Seeds Per Packet: Approx 100

    Hardiness:

    Watering: Medium

    Plant Spacing: 10cm

    Row Spacing: 30cm

    Companion Plants: Beans, Cabbage Family, Peas

    Additional Features: Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom

    Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris

    Germination Time: 7-14 days

    Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

    Plant Height: 30-45cm

    Cool/Mountain Sow: Sep-Apr

    Arid Sow: All Year

    Temperate Sow: All Year

    Sub-Tropical Sow: All Year

    Tropical Sow: All Year

  • Growing Information

    How to Sow

    Pre soak the seeds for 2 hours to moisten the hard seed coat. Beets can be started in trays and then transplanted but it is best to sow directly in rows approx 30cm apart. Plant the seeds in a rich soil about 15mm deep and about 10cm apart. Germination should take 1-2 weeks. Each beet seed pod holds about 8 beet seeds and these will need to be thinned out.

    How to Harvest

    Beet leaves can be harvested at any time. Beets can be harvested once they are about 4cm in diameter. Do not allow the beets to get larger than about 8cm in diameter as they will start to go woody. When harvesting, cut the stems to about 3cm above the beet to prevent the beet from bleeding.

  • Reviews

    2 reviews For BEETROOT - Sugar Beet

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    JACQUES GAVAGE

    sown directly in garden soil about a week ago .soaked seeds in water as instructed , nothing yet . waiting .... waiting ,

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    Anne

    seeds are only just starting to show as the soil is still pretty cool down here

How to Sow

Pre soak the seeds for 2 hours to moisten the hard seed coat. Beets can be started in trays and then transplanted but it is best to sow directly in rows approx 30cm apart. Plant the seeds in a rich soil about 15mm deep and about 10cm apart. Germination should take 1-2 weeks. Each beet seed pod holds about 8 beet seeds and these will need to be thinned out.

How to Harvest

Beet leaves can be harvested at any time. Beets can be harvested once they are about 4cm in diameter. Do not allow the beets to get larger than about 8cm in diameter as they will start to go woody. When harvesting, cut the stems to about 3cm above the beet to prevent the beet from bleeding.

Common Name: BEETROOT - Sugar Beet

Seeds Per Packet: Approx 100

Hardiness:

Watering: Medium

Plant Spacing: 10cm

Row Spacing: 30cm

Companion Plants: Beans, Cabbage Family, Peas

Additional Features: Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom

Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris

Germination Time: 7-14 days

Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

Plant Height: 30-45cm

Cool/Mountain Sow: Sep-Apr

Arid Sow: All Year

Temperate Sow: All Year

Sub-Tropical Sow: All Year

Tropical Sow: All Year

2 reviews For BEETROOT - Sugar Beet

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
50%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
50%
(1)
0%
(0)
J
JACQUES GAVAGE

sown directly in garden soil about a week ago .soaked seeds in water as instructed , nothing yet . waiting .... waiting ,

A
Anne

seeds are only just starting to show as the soil is still pretty cool down here

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