Mangel Wurzel

Beta vulgaris

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews.

Standard seed packet, 50 seeds

$1.25
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Mangel Wurzel

Beta vulgaris


  • Heirloom from the 1700's
  • Large roots and tender green leaves


Heirloom from the 1700's. Very large white/yellow tapered roots and green silverbeet like leaves. Roots have an excellent flavour and smooth texture if eaten when young; good for soups, roasting and as a steamed vegetable. Leaves are tender and are used like spinach; good for stir-fries and as a steamed vegetable. Also known as Fodder Beet, Mangold, Mangel Beet and Field Beet. Also commonly grown as a fodder crop for animals. Best suited to cooler climates. Roots can grow in excess of 18kg but are much better eating when picked young.


How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 15mm
When: Spring and autumn
Germination: 5-10 days @ 10-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 150 days
*Notes: Keep well watered.

(Product number: E4-18)


SKU E4-18
Shipping Weight 0.0009kg
Botanical name: Beta vulgaris
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 50 seeds
Photo credits:

Photo by stanze/ CC BY-SA 2.0

Mangel WurzelMangel Wurzel

2 November 2020
I loved the name at first sight and we think that the leaves are better then spinach! The weird thing is that I had forgotten I had planted it!! and was thinking how I'd never seen spinach with a root like that before!!! Now I am going to try the root. Thank you. I am trying to give 5 stars.
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