Sugar beet is historically used to make sugar, as a cool climate substitute for sugar cane. It can also be used for stock feed. I do not recommend it for the table because it does not have a lot of flavour, it is just sweet.
When to sow: Spring or mid to late summer. Sow seed where they are to grow.
Plant Type: Root vegetable.
Uses: Sugar, stock feed, table.
Growing Conditions: Likes a soft soil that is not too fertile. Water regularly in dry weather.
Pests and Diseases: Not many
Special Qualities: Can be used to make sugar but follow internet instructions as the resulting sugar can be bitter if it is not processed correctly.