OUR SUGAR BEET

'BETA

VULGARIS'

We grow 175 acres of sugar beet, producing around 5,000 tonnes annually.​

 

'Beta vulgaris' is a crop commercially grown for the production of sugar.

 

The sugar is produced via photosynthesis in the leafs, and stored in the conical, white fleshy root.

 

Although around 75% of the root is water, the sugar is contained within the dry matter.

 

Good quality beet contains a sugar content of around 20% of it's total mass.​

 

Drilling takes place in early spring, with harvest between September and December.

 

​We currently grow the following varieties; Hornet, Haydn and SY Muse.

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