“Newbie” Sugar Beet
“Newbie” Sugar Beet

Another good option for scavenging for nutrients from the soil, thanks to its lengthy root systems.

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The deep roots on this plant scavenge for nutrients from the soil, which make them an attractive target for wildlife. The product is high in vitamins, however it’s not quite as great a forage as alfalfa.

Planting Guide

Sugar Beets will grow on almost every soil type. Ideal pH is between 6.0 and 8.0, with an ideal soil temperature of 50°F or above. The seed is best planted between April and September, at a depth between 1/4" and 1/2”. Add Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potash based on a soil test. This plant will grow very slowly, and are not used widely in the South for this reason.


Here’s what you can expect when you plant Petcher Seeds’ “Newbie” Sugar Beets.

Scientific Name:

Beta vulgaris

Seed Count:



“Newbie” Sugar Beets can be planted from April through September.

Planting Rate:

8 – 12 LBs. / acre, 2 LBs. / acre as part of a mix