What are the pros? uniform, easy to peel
What are the cons? none
These made the perfect pickling beet for sliced spiced beets. The "skins" stayed smooth so were easy to slip off after boiling to pickle them and had perfect texture . Their elongated shape makes them easier to prepare versus round varieties. These were super easy to grow, even with neglectful watering practices during the hottest, driest summer we've had in awhile. Of course, the greens are great too (During harvest I didn't have time to save all the greens for freezing, BUT the pigs sure loved them!) Tip to remember: PAY ATTENTION TO SPACING RECOMMENDATIONS! The first year I planted these, I just scattered them in the ground and didn't thin them out. I ended up with tons of beet tops, but a bunch of undeveloped, skinny 1 inch roots. When I actually spaced them accordingly this year, the result was worth it! The beets literally just about grew themselves up out of the ground! Because they grow more vertically than fat, I recommend this variety for people with smaller garden spaces.
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