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Sugar Beet

NZ $3.95

Description

The alternative to sugar cane that doesn't require the tropics to grow. Cultivated as a commercial crop since the 1750s in Poland, this beet is still grown around the world for the extraction of its sugar content. Also ideal for sweetening preserves by putting a few slices in the tin or bottle, in making home wine and as a high energy crop for animals. Sow early spring or autumn to avoid summer bolting.

Matures 90 days from direct sowing.

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6340

Beta vulgaris

Information

OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
15-25 10-15 15-20cm-icon 15-20cm Hardy 1.2.3 200 Direct Sow-icon Direct Sow Root Crop-icon Root Crop

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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