Mangel Wurzel

Beta vulgaris

Standard seed packet, 50 seeds

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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
Row Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Days to Maturity/flowering: 150 days
Care: Keep well watered.

(Product number: E4-18)

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

Photo by stanze/ CC BY-SA 2.0

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