• Sugar Beet

Beta vulgaris

THIS is the beetroot that you are looking for if you want to make your own sugar. Historically the northern hemisphere derived over 90% of it's sugar from sugar beets, and to this day it still remains an important cash crop in many parts of Europe and North America.

Unlike sugar cane, making sugar from beets is a relatively simple single step process.

The super sweet roots are harveted and crushed and used in the production of sugar, instead of being eaten. Soil conditions for successful culture include additional calcium and it must be rich in humus with the ability to retain water. Drought or water-stress will lower the sugar content in the roots, which can be as high as 21%.

Approx 100 seeds

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Sugar Beet

  • Product Code: LS763
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R22.00

  • Ex Tax: R22.00

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