OUR SUGAR BEET
We grow 230 acres of sugar beet, producing around 7,000 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.
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