Beetroot Farming

If you want to start beetroot farming, you should consider these tips. There are many things that you should learn and since commercial farming can be a bit expensive, make sure that you use these tips especially when picking the ideal location for the beetroots.

With knowledge, you can get high yields.

Beetroot Farming Basics

Weeds can destroy other plants but in the case of the Chenopodiaceae family, they are beneficial to agriculture. You can find many beetroot farms in Queensland but there are also areas where beetroot is grown for personal use. The best beetroots in the market have reached their maturity in a short span of time. Beetroot is ideal to grow in cool regions like the southern states. Their tolerance for frosts is moderate, so you need to pay close attention to the climate. In order to grow beetroot for commercial farming, you should have adequate knowledge about planting or growing them.

Start by doing some basic research on beetroot. Spend time in learning the basics and after that, you can now find the perfect location for beetroot farming. Beetroot can be grown in almost any type of soil but they grow best in well drained, loose, and deep loamy soil. If you plant beetroot on crust soils are heavy clay soils, problems can occur with the plant’s establishment and the roots can also be misshapen. The ideal soil pH is 5.8 to 7.0 but it can still tolerate acidic soils (around 7.6). Try to avoid acidic soil because it can lead to nutrient deficiency. If you are planting in heavier soils, try ripping or you can also plough the soil.

Commercially Growing Beetroot

Beetroot can be planted any time of the year. However, if you plant beetroot during the summer, it can reduce the quality of the roots. The ideal temperature for seed germination is 4.5 to 30˚C. Take note of the seeding rate and it should be 3 to 5 kg/ha but this should be based on the needed crop density. Sow the seeds at 1.2 to 2.5 cm deep and each plant should be 60 to 70 cm apart. It’s up to you to plant them in single rows or double rows. For commercial beetroot farming, you can also grow then in multiple rows. Center spacing should be at 1.5 to 1.8 meters.

Every bed can consist of 3 to 5 rows that are 30 cm apart. Feed the plants properly with fertilizer to get the needed nutrition. You can drill down the fertilizer on the sides of the plant or you can also cultivate them. Learn the ways to control weeds, insects, and diseases. You may need to consider buying harvesting machines so that the task can be finished in no time. The harvested beetroots will be processed. You can expect about 35 tons/ha in terms of yields.


  • turinawe norbert said on August 14, 2010
    are beetroots good for pig feeding cause they seem to be that nutritious for in door feeding
  • sudhin kr. mitra said on February 18, 2011
    my agriculture land near burdwan district , west bengal in india, i am interested to growing beetroot, garlic, basil, and vegetable crop in different climatic condition. kindly help me in this regard.
  • Thapelo said on March 23, 2011
    Thohoyandou, Venda. South Africa i have got 10 years experience in growing different vegetables and selling them back to my community. The problem is that i need to find more people whom i will supply and vegetable are very fresh.Can u help me with marketing.
  • philip man said on May 20, 2011
  • karimi said on December 28, 2011
    hi am much interested on how to grow from kiambu ,kikuyu kenya .please let me know which store in Nairobi I can get the seeds
  • George said on January 16, 2012
    I am in Central Uganda- Africa. This is in tropical area. I would like to grow beetroot on commercial basis. Please advise me how to go about it. Thanks for your support.
  • hasmukh chaudhari said on April 17, 2012
    hello i want to start farming the beetroot so please give detail. Hasmukh chaudhari. Ahmedabad, gujarat
  • joseph kinyua said on May 28, 2012
    much interested in beetroot farming. am in the slopes of mount kenya meru
  • laxmikant said on July 18, 2012
    which is the beetroot variety that has maximum nitrate content . am from mumbai, India. what are the best varieties grown for nitrite content.
  • NICOLAS LANGAT said on July 20, 2012
    am a young farmer in bomet county kenya. i am interested in beetroot farming but cannot find seeds. where can i buy them in nairobi?
  • subramanya said on August 14, 2012
    Iam subramanya interested in beetroot farming in hassan district karnataka kindly help us & provide the details
  • COLLINS said on September 11, 2012
    i am collins a small horticulturalist operating from fortportal, uganda. advise me on how to produce beetroot and which variety is the best for tropical regions with deep loam soils. advise also on fertilizing the plants. thanks
  • Baldev Singh said on October 16, 2012
    I Want to know about beet root farming state punjab contery india city batala
  • musa said on October 31, 2012
    am in nyeri kenya right now am growing beet roots where can i get market
  • Tshepo said on November 3, 2012
    Am in Botswana and would like to know the growing period (months)how for beetroot from planting (either from seed or transplant) to harvest
  • CATHERINE NYAMBURA said on November 22, 2012
    Am kenyan from the central province, interested in commercial beetroot production. Kindly requesting for all the agronomical practices as per beetroot farming is concerned. how long does it take in the nursery? how much can a piece sell, better still the gross margin analysis for beetroot? Whats the production from an acre? thanks in advance.
  • samSon kiptoo said on February 23, 2013
    From elgeyo marakwet kenya .I got the beetroot I need the market have them in plenty
  • kwena calvin kganyago said on March 5, 2013
    I am interested in growing beetroot ,i am renting a plot of about 8 hectares in polokwane limpopo ,the farm is situated about 5km out of polokwane. my problem is that it next to smeltor, is a smoke from smeltor affecting plantation?
  • richard anane said on April 19, 2013
    my business is located in agona nyakrom in the central region of ghana. i import beetroot seeds and plant them. it very lucrative and very demanding in this country. i will be happy to team with my fellow interested farmers for effective marketing.
  • Larry Mulindwa said on May 6, 2013
    I am from Central Uganda and very much interested in growing high end vegetables like beetroot, Radish and garlic. Please advise me how to go about it and maybe also tell me more veggies to plant. I have three acres of fertile land.
  • Jackson Maina said on June 3, 2013
    I'm a kenyan living in Muranga area near a mountain known as aberdares. I want to venture on beetroot farming in a commercial way and probably involve other people in that farming. My worry is the market. Assist in locating and identifying buyers so as not to be disappointed
  • elizabeth zanlerigu said on June 27, 2013
    I am very happy to read about beetroot and its potentials that lows high blood pressure and some illnesses. But the most fanny thing is that, this particular root is not popular in Ghana. The northern part of Ghana do not even now it neither to even hear about such a wonderful plant that can treat us from our blood pressures. Please can you help to let this kind of roots rich here in the northern part of Ghana?
  • Yagaa Nacho said on July 4, 2013
    Am in Nakuru County Kenya. i want to start farming of growing beetroot, please concern individual help me on how to secure seedlings? how much it will cost for an acre and what are the requirements? experienced farmers from Kenya please may be also of assistance, reach me @ Your Support and Assistance will be Appreciated.
  • gene tarrayo said on July 4, 2013
    i am quite interested in beet root production is there any way that i can produce the plant in the philippines which is a tropical country. If not possible any supplier that could market this vegetable in the phillipines.
  • ERUKU MOSES said on July 17, 2013
    I leave in kampala areas uganda and i am interested in growing beetroot on large scale . kindly give the whole procedures from planting to harvesting.
  • Rebecca Muasa said on August 15, 2013
    I live in hilly areas of Machakos, Kenya and I am interested in beet root farming. where can i find seeds in Machakos? Kindly provide to me the procedure for beet root production from planting to harvesting.
  • jeremiah andewa said on December 21, 2013
    interested in farming the beetroot this febuary is there market for the product
  • Njeri Muchugu said on February 7, 2014
    Kindly advise if beetroot can be planted in greenhouses. If its an outside variety is cool weather okay. Near Ndakaini Dam. In kenya
  • Kealeboga Seeletso said on February 17, 2014
    I have the equipment and water to plant up to three hectors of beetroot at a time but my problem comes when I have to harvest, clean and pack it. What is the best way of doing this without investing in expensive harvesting machines and without employing hundreds of casual laborers?
  • kassaye adane said on March 25, 2014
    please send the research work on effect of intra row spacing on beetroot
  • Rev patrick muigai said on May 22, 2014
    Kindly advise if beetroot can be planted in greenhouses. Suppose it's an outside variety, cool weather, okay, and the market. Am in Kiwanja kahawa west Nairobi county In kenya
  • farouk said on June 9, 2014
    thanks for that advice am in Kampala Uganda and ready to start on 4 acres of land will I get the market?
  • brian said on October 26, 2014
    I have a garden but I want some people to help me to plant and were can I find small beetroots to plant
  • James said on November 18, 2014
  • donald said on December 4, 2014
    Editor, so many have asked questions but none has been answered. Since you labored to come up with such an article, please do the same and teach them how to buy seed, plant and harvest beetroot. Thanks
  • josef moutana said on January 16, 2015
    What a good piece of literature! Thnx alot
  • gordon said on January 26, 2015
    I am in central uganda kampala, its a bit very hot(30 CC), how can i grow beetroot for commercial purposes?
  • MUTAGWANYA STEPHEN said on February 9, 2015
    Am in Kampala Uganda and i would appreciate more information about caring for quails.
  • muzoora herbert said on February 22, 2015
    Am a beetroot grower from western uganda(fortportal). i have grown beetroots for about two years .not only is it profitable but its much easier caring for beetroot than it is for many vegetables. those interested in quality seeds and help can reach me by mail or call 0755059702
  • David Ben said on May 19, 2015
    I just came across an article about beetroot, and I'm highly interested to know more on how to grow it, in my country nigeria. i will appreciate the co-operation of my brother from Ghana by name richard anane to please let work together on this.
  • Watuwa Nathan m said on June 7, 2015
    I am interested in farming beetroot but I am scared of market in Uganda. I want to start with at least one acre. Where exactly can I be able to sell them?
  • Bernardine said on July 20, 2015
    Am at western Kenya, Busia county, Busia - Malaba road and am interested in beetroot farming starting October, kindly Sir, provide me with all the basic knowledge. Thanks.
  • JOHN O. AUDU said on July 21, 2015
    I am very much interested in Beetroot farming but I don't know how to get the seed. I need more information and assistance. I am living in Nassarawa State, very close to Abuja the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Thanks, for your anticipated co-operation. Yours sincerely, John O. Audu
  • Kabenge Rhonie Richard said on August 28, 2015
    what does it take to glow beetroot in 7 acres what i mean how many plants that goes into one acre . i am in uganda
  • doifode ganesh said on September 7, 2015
    hello i want to start farming of beetroot so please give mi details ..thanx..buldhana maharastra india
  • John said on January 11, 2016
    Hi,I wish to plant beetroot for personal use. Please how can I get the seed or seedling? I am in Ogun State Nigeria.
  • Okechukwu Nnaji said on April 16, 2016
    I am Okechukwu Nnaji from Abia state in Nigeria. I'm interested in the production of this root crop in commercial quantities for export. Please i want to know which states in Nigeria will this be possible. Thanks.
  • irene nanjala said on June 1, 2016
    my name is Irene from western kenya, I would like to grow beetroot as a cash crop, please give me the know how
  • john said on June 15, 2016
    I am looking for a farmer that is farming organic beetroot in limpopo province south africa, for a business venture. Please contact me via what's app on 0625870539
  • Miss CorneCaf said on June 25, 2016
    write your comment with city, state and country.Thanks for the advice on beetroot.We are much inlike of this root in Ghana at the Greater Accra Region so please how can we get hold of beetroot in Greater Accra Ghana?
  • vinay said on June 26, 2016
    Sir I am beetroot grower I want to export beetroot any one buyer? contact me I will supply in all 12 months in a year
  • Shadrack I. said on July 17, 2016
    I am shadrack from Delta State in Nigeria. I am interested in beetroot farming and don't have access to the seeds. Pls I need assistance on how and where to get the seed for planting. Thanks
  • Shadrack said on July 17, 2016
    I need to plant and grow beetroot in Delta state Nigeria. I need help on how to get the seed. Thanks.
  • gaa said on July 19, 2016
    Hi am in nigeria, northern part of nigeria, i want to start growing the fruits for commercial purposes but I don't know how to get the seeds and what's the best weather to grow it? Thanks
  • Oludare Ojo said on July 29, 2016
    I am interested in beetroot farming and water melon in Sapele delta State Nigeria i need information on high yield seedlings and where to get them. thanks
  • Ome said on October 9, 2016
    Am Ome, from Delta state, interested in beet root farming .how do l get the seed for planting.
  • Wilson L Laiser said on January 14, 2017
    Hi I am so Interested in beetrot farming i have plant it some years a go in Arusha though it was for home use only, i want to do farming in year 2017 but not so sure of the buyers, so please connect me with Serious Buyers so that i will get agreement with them before i do production. Wilson L Laiser. Arusha Tanzania
  • Vijay Wadaskar said on January 23, 2017
    Sir I am beetroot grower I want to export beetroot powder any one buyer? contact me I will supply in all 12 months in a year
  • Kanubhai patel said on June 26, 2017
    I want to start beetroot farming near dahegam city in Gandhinagar district. So please give me information about its method of plantation. Kanubhai patel, Bhudasan, Ta Bayad Di Arvalli
  • Kanubhai patel said on June 26, 2017
    Please give me ideal sowing time for beetroot. And also how to sow give me video about it


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