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Crapaudine Beet (250 seeds) (BT114) $2.50

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Crapaudine Beet

         
 
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In 1885, the French book The Vegetable Garden stated this is one of the oldest varieties. Today some experts feel this may be the oldest beet still in existence, possibly dating back 1000 years. This unique variety is one of the most flavorful, with carrot-shaped roots that have rough, dark colored skin which looks like tree bark. Inside, the roots are very dark, with almost black flesh that is of superior quality and sought after by chefs who want real flavor. We are proud to offer this rare old selection.

 
Crapaudine Beet
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

81.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Oaknelm
Location:
Southern, VT, United States
Date:
September 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Love these beets
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Best flavored beet ever.

What are the cons? Skin is too tough to eat.

Review:

Much to my surprise some of these beets grew to a huge size -- very fat, not thin like a carrot. The beets were tender and the flavor exceptionally rich. I wish I'd grown more. They were well worth the extra growing time. Can't wait to grow them again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KMal
Location:
York Springs, PA, United States
Date:
May 27, 2015
          2.0
 
No germination
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? N/A

What are the cons? Didn't germinate

Review:

I was very excited to try this beet (spring 2013) but absolutely none of them germinated. I can't blame this on the soil because my Bull's Blood beets were planted in the same box and did well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

24 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mehe
Location:
Maricopa, AZ
Date:
May 24, 2013
          5.0
 
Go Craupaudine Beet
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? grew in low desert

What are the cons? skinny root

Review:

Planted in fall and overwintered to pull in the spring. Fine flavored and easy to grow. Interesting shape therefore could not mistake what it was.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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25 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Erin
Date:
December 11, 2012
          5.0
 
Incredible!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

This beet is the best! Every year we look forward to our crapaudines! They look like bark when you pull them out of the ground, but are beautiful once peeled. I am in NW Oregon, and they have not perfomed well on cool years, but over winter well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 23 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Parsnip
Date:
March 3, 2012
          5.0
 
Very cool beet !
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

The texture of the skin is very interesting. The history of being the oldest beet is cool too. Very red flesh. I was so exited about the skin last year when harvested and rinsed. I'll be planting again for sure!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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