DESCRIPTION: Non-GMO sugar beet seed. We are pleased to make this self-suffciency 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). Also excellent for animal fodder, from chickens and rabbits to cows and sheep, most animals love these for fresh food all winter. p>
BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris
DAYS TO MATURITY: 110
SEEDS PER PACKET: 100
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 5-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring or Fall
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: 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 seeds 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.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: C, W /Matures 8-9/Harvest 1-6/Yield Roots 200-800, Tops 100-400/ Spacing 7"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Stores Well, Fodder Crop