Beta lomatogona is an erect, herbaceous, perennial plant producing one to several stems 40 - 50cm tall from a long, woody root[
The roots can contain up to 30% sugars and have potential as an economic crop or for use in breeding programmes.
Western Asia - Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran
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Species in this genus generally succeed in most soils but prefer a light neutral to alkaline soil.
]. The root is quite woody but it can contain up to 30% sugar[
The plant has potential for use in breeding programmes with the cultivated beets, Beta vulgaris vulgaris.
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks at 15°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.