- Roots have a 20% sugar content
- Used as both a vegetable and for sugar production
Large white roots that grow to around 1.4kg and have a very sweet flavour and a high sugar content of around 20%. Traditionally used to produce sugar or molasses but can also be eaten as a vegetable either baked, steamed or in soups, shredded in salads and even in desserts. If grown as a vegetable is best harvested when around 400 grams.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring, summer and autumn|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Hardiness:||Hardy Biennial (usually grown as an annual)|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||80-100 days|
(Product number: E4-17)
Seeds per gram: 120 seeds
|Botanical name:||Beta vulgaris|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||75 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||120|
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