SUGAR BEET (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) WINNER/ BUYER GETS APPX. 500 SEEDS!! ENOUGH FOR ABOUT 200 CUPS OF SUGAR! PLUS ABT 105 CUPS OF BLACK STRAP MOLASSES! Annual vegetable Produces usable beets Full sun 100 days to maturity
Instructional reference will come with the seeds. Planting instructions will be included as well. Good luck. Note: Black strap molasses is used for cattle. It is generally considered too bitter to be edible for people.
***Seeds may be treated with thiram. Thiram is used as a seed protectant and to protect fruit, vegetable, ornamental and turf crops from a variety of fungal diseases. So do not eat seeds.
Ever thought of going into the sugar making business? Ready for a sugar beet farm? Well, if nothing else this could be an educational experience!! Sugar beets can be planted up to 30 days before the last frost and are generally harvested in the fall around october. The beets can be grown, harvested and processed in your own home! To process, you will need an electric orange juicer, a percolator top, a large canning size pot, a meat slicer/grinder or grater, milk of lime (available from pharmacies) and a fair amount of time.