Sugar Beet

Beta vulgaris

Standard seed packet, 75 seeds

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Sugar Beet

Beta vulgaris


  • 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:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 15mm
When: Spring, summer and autumn
Row Spacing: 50cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Plant Spacing: 15cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Days to Maturity/flowering: 80-100 days
Care: Keep well watered. Is susceptible to leaf spot.

(Product number: E4-17)
Seeds per gram: 120 seeds

SKU E4-17
Botanical name: Beta vulgaris
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 75 seeds
Seeds per gram: 120

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