Beet, Sugar (Beta vulgaris ssp vulgaris–Altissima group), packet of 100 seeds
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
Biennial. 90 days to maturity.
White-rooted heirloom dating back to 1747. Sweet type contains a significant amount of sucrose. May be consumed fresh and grated or sliced and stir-fried or steamed like regular beets. Leafy greens also edible and tasty. Very good on the small farmstead, the roots may be chopped up and added to feed for goats or cows. Stimulates milk production. You can make your own sugar or syrup by washing the roots, cutting up and boiling, then removing roots and boiling down the water into syrup, further dehydrating into sugar if desired. Growing beets gives a very impressive yield per square foot. Direct seed in the spring garden by making a shallow furrow in a good seedbed, sprinkling in the seeds, barely covering, and tamp and keep moist until germination, which is rapid. Thin to 6 inches apart.
100 seeds per packet, open pollinated, untreated, no gmos