Looking for a source to order Beet Sugar seeds

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  1. Jan Sears

    Jan Sears Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a source to order beet sugar/sugar beet seeds that will grow in Canada. Is anyone able to point me in the right direction?
    Thanks!
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    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    I got my seed from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.
    they sure grew big.
    WWW.Rareseeds.com
    Happy Gardening Sandie OR.
     
  4. diane

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    Check out Shumway's........they have in the past.
     
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    try homestead organics in berwick. if he does not carry it he will probably know where also kcat's hort dept.don't be discouraged if they tell you that there is not enough heat units to your area , they thought grain corn could not be commercial and soys and look now!gardens north may also have something but he tends to specialize in weed seeds
     
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    Hi Jan, try 'Ontario Seed Company' in Waterloo, Ontario (I think), can't find my catalogue at the moment. Good folks, if they don't have seed they should be able to direct you.
    Where are you located? Sugar beets are once again being grown on a commercial scale in western Ontario so somebody will know where to get seed. Are you planning a small plot or an entire field?
    Let me know, I can dig a little deeper if need be.
    cheers,
     
  8. urbaniak

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    Has anyone on this forum actually made sugar from sugar beets?
    How is it done?
    Where you able to save seeds from year to year?
    Thanks Joyce
     
  9. mistletoad

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    Never done it, but used to live in a town with a sugar beet factory - after smelling that I would never attempt to do it at home! lol
     
  10. Charleen

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    I also have to suggest Shumway's http://www.rhshumway.com/
     
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    I think I'd more use them for a winter forage than for sugar production. Seems to me I remember fields of them grown in Germany for winter cattle feed.
     
  12. Christiaan

    Christiaan Dutch Highlands Farm

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    The process for extracting the sugar would more than likely make it much more expensive than storebought sugar. Their domestic use seems to be as animal fodder. You can eat them, but you get an awfully bland vegetable with just a hint of dirt. Their greens, however, are delicious.