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SUGAR BEET (100 days)

These large gangly roots produce a natural source of sugar. The roots are very sweet and can be used fresh to add sweetness to dishes. With some research in processing and recipes, they can be made into sugar, syrup, molasses, and wine. Fun to grow and you will be pleasantly surprise when you try a bite of one. 

100 seeds

Germination: 5-10 days  


Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 50-85 degrees F.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2” deep

Outside Sowing: Early spring with soil temperatures at least 50 degrees F. Sow 1-2” apart, thin when plants are 2-4” tall, 3-4” apart. Soaking seed overnight aids in germination. Germination is slower at lower soil temperatures.

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1-2 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to 1 seedling per cell/pot. Transplant outdoors when the first true leaves appear, 3” apart.

Harvest: Begin picking at 1” for baby beets and up to 3” across for the most tender and best tasting. For best storage cut off the greens 2” above the top of the beet.

Tips: Beets “seeds” are actually fruits that contain multiple seeds inside with several seedlings emerging from one seed. Use the thinnings for beet greens or plant a heavily seeded row for baby beet greens. Beets need to grow rapidly and evenly by providing soil rich in organic matter and adequate moisture. Sow every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest.



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    Great, fast service. Love the

    Great, fast service. Love the varieties you offer!!


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    I love these beets! I love to grow beets and seeds from Pinetree never fail me, so I decided to try to grow these sugar beets. I had thought about trying to process them for their sugar after looking them up on the internet. I didn't do that but I did eat them as a side with dinner. They were sweet and tender. My dinner guest loved them and asked for a few from my garden. I still have some seed and will be growing them again as well as buying more seeds for these delicious beets.