Beetroot

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 28

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Missy Ames
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          5.0
 
My Most Successful Beet
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Tasty and successful

What are the cons? Take longer than indicated

Review:

Of all the beet varieties I've tried, goldens germinate the best, grow best, and taste best. I've even left them in the soil way past maturity, because I'd eaten so many beets that I needed a break, and by the time I pulled them they were still good. If you like beets in different cuisine, try this one. It doesn't bleed, so I grate one into my daikon radish slaw to put on pulled pork sandwiches. Roast these and red beets in different containers, because the red ones will bleed, then toss together with balsamic and goat cheese. They're even good pickled; I inserted a couple red jalapenos into the jars for a beautiful contrast. Oh, and here's a hint: each beet seed is actually a pod containing several seeds. When several sets of leaves sprout, carefully tease them up with a spoon, separate individual seedlings and redistribute where you want them. They can handle the shock as long as they haven't formed the first true sets of leaves. This allows you to have bigger roots and more harvest.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
onestraw
Location:
northern, IN, United States
Date:
December 5, 2016
          1.0
 
No luck
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? they don't bleed

What are the cons? hard to grow

Review:

I tried successive plantings of these beets and only got a few to germinate each time, none made it to maturity. I sowed these by my Detroit Dark Reds and my Chiogga's both of which did great, while these Golden Beets had very low germination rates and died before maturity. I really wanted to try them but had zero luck with these. I am in Northern Indiana Zone 5B.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RoyalOne
Location:
Lacey, WA, United States
Date:
November 1, 2016
          5.0
 
Awesome beets good producer
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? prolific, tasty, easy to grow

What are the cons? None!

Review:

We grow these every year. They are fabulous roasted, pickled or steamed. They are low maintenance in the garden and really good producers with virtually every seed coming up.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Annie
Location:
Big Rapids, MI, United States
Date:
June 8, 2016
          5.0
 
Spotty Germination
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet and non-staining

What are the cons? Small

Review:

All things considered, I like these very much. Last year I grew Detroit Dark Red, Albino and these golden beets. They were the smallest of the three and my germination was spotty, perhaps 60%, while the others were more reliable. The Albino seemed to have little of that true beet flavor, which I love. The Golden were sweet and less assertive in flavor than the reds, but the greens seemed less sweet. Still good, but not as good as the old standby Detroit Dark Red. I planted only the red and golden beets this year, and I'll plant a fall crop of each, but I'll make sure to sow the golden beets more thickly to ensure a reliable crop. All three seemed to mature at approximately the same time, which I liked because I could just get the canning over with at one time, while leaving the smaller beets growing until I wanted them for eating fresh.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
merrymoberry
Location:
Prince Rupert, Canada
Date:
October 3, 2015
          4.0
 
Easy to grow and so delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Greens were tough

Review:

I just finished building my garden this year and wanted something that would be easy to grow. These are absolutely delicious! They never got that big, but I chalk that up to not enough nutrients in the soil. I live in the rainiest city in what I've been told is the world, and we are 30 miles south of Alaska, so that may have something to do with it too. The only downside I found is the greens were a bit tougher, than other beet greens I've had, but I planted chard as well, so it was easily overlooked. Next year, we are going to be building cold frames over the raised beds, so I'm going to try them again and see if that makes a difference.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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