50 Sugar Beet seeds, Beta vulgaris
Biennial. 80 days to maturity.
The long, white roots are very high in natural sugar and were once a major source of table sugar before sugar cane took prominence. They are good boiled or baked and then mashed, or they can be boiled down in water to extract the sugar. Or eaten like red beets. The leaves are excellent for eating, being similar to chard.