Growing Mangels

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris var. cicla L

Seed

Huge Mangels

Mangels

Planting time: SP,SU,FA
Seeds per ounce: 1600
Ounces per square foot: .007
Minimum legal germination rate: 65%
Germination type: Short Germinating

Notes
Mangels (also Fodder Beets) are very easy to grow, producing roots that store well. The Magel roots grow huge, up to two feet long and more. Fortunately most of it grows above the soil.

In the past Mangels were a staple feed for dairy cattle and emergency food for farming families. If you have livestock or poultry this is great animal feed.

In the kitchen the roots and leaves can be use the same as Beets.

Planting

In garden spacing (inches): 7
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): Seed depth
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 4.3
Nutrient relationship:: Light Feeder

Harvest

Days to maturity: 63-84
Harvesting period (days): 28
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: Roots-2
Leaves -1

Cultural

Diseases: Leaf spot has brown spots ringed in purple, and is a result of cold wet soils. It's best plant when soil temperature is at least 65 degrees.
Insect pests:(Insect Pest Finder) Beet Armyworm, Beet Leafhopper, Flea Beetle, Leafminer

Varieties

Giant Red Sugar, Mammoth Long Red

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