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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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9 out of 10 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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By mehe 24 May 2013

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

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

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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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By Erin 11 Dec 2012

9 out of 9 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
 

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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

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By Parsnip 3 Mar 2012

15 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
old husher
Date:
January 8, 2011
          4.0
 
took forever
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

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Review:

these beets were eventually amazing, but took a whole 'nother 30 days or so to mature than any other variety. when picked young, they're kinda stringy. stringiness disappears, if you wait that extra four weeks or so.

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By old husher 8 Jan 2011

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

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Unknown
Date:
July 11, 2010
          5.0
 
Excellent baked
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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While they were slow growing and the greens were small, they are amazing baked, just wrap several cleaned beets in foil with some olive or grape seed oil and a pinch of kosher salt til tender, and slip the peels off in a paper towel, and enjoy! they are great one endive salad, as the sweet plays off the slight bitter green. Will definately grow again!

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By Unknown 11 Jul 2010

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