GB CULTURAL INFO: C,W/Matures 8-9/Harvest 1-6/Yield Roots 200-800, Tops 100-400/Spacing 7"
DAYS TO MAT: Tops 45 days, Roots 110-540 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 100
SOURCE CODE: C
APPROX GERM DAYS: 5-14
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2"
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, Fall
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Requires loose fertile soil that is well drained. Likes cooler weather but sunny location. Plant directly into garden where soil has been well-prepared to at least 12" with any stones removed. Soaking seed several hours in tepid water improves germination. Press soil firmly down on seeds. Thin out seedlings - use as salad greens. Keep well weeded but cultivate shallowly to avoid roots.
BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris
DESCRIPTION: Many customers have asked about the feasibility of getting non-GMO sugar beet seed. Here they are! We are pleased to make this self-sufficiency crop available. Large 3 lb white or pale yellow beets with a sweet flavor. Delicious shredded and mixed with other vegetables. Traditionally used to make molasses (for sweetener on its own or as the raw material for sugar).