Beetroot

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colin
Location:
Bristol, United Kingdom
Date:
January 9, 2017
          4.0
 
Mangels make great wine too
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

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My father in law worked on farms, so probably came across these as animal feed. He also loved to make home made wine and recommended I try using Mangels. Their high sugar content is one reason this works, but their flavour is the other. You are unlikely to have come across this from any other source - just peel, slice and boil up a couple for an hour. Use the resulting liquor and add sugar, yeast & some lemon juice. It's worth leaving a year, but the result definitely repay the investment. Ping me here if you'd like more info www.pbase.com/celidh

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36 out of 36 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
backwaterjon
Location:
Mint springs, KY
Date:
August 17, 2014
          5.0
 
Mangels tasty for dinner
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? It is a fun vegetable to plant

What are the cons? no dislikes

Review:

They aren't just for animal fodder any more. They are a tasty vegetable fit to grow in your garden anywhere you plant it. For food, greens, and for flavor. Even ones 20 lbs and over are great, baked or stewed. It isn't just animal fodder anymore.

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59 out of 60 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
keith
Location:
Tacoma, WA
Date:
January 9, 2014
          5.0
 
Our Winter Fodder
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to Grow, Store, Feed

What are the cons? Must Thin Early

Review:

We grow this beet every year... using it for livestock food. It keeps well all winter long if you keep it in a cool place where it does not freeze. Must be harvested prior to first frost or it will spoil during storage. High sugar content but does not cause diarrhea which is a problem with some of the other mangles. In the winter you can harvest the greens off of your stored livestock food if you let a little light shine into the food vault. Its a good bank food and I also won second place at the fair.... maybe first place next year. Make sure to thin out the plants and lime the soil.

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46 out of 48 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
johnchuck77
Date:
December 14, 2012
          5.0
 
awesome
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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our family and farm are thriving on these. our pigs just cant get enough. grew a huge crop of these this year. greens are wonderful in salads

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50 out of 51 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Euarto Gullible
Date:
December 9, 2012
          5.0
 
Excellent
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I grew only one to simply to see how big it would get and it was probably around 15 lbs. The description said it was grown primarily to feed livestock, so I wasn't hoping for much in terms of flavor. The description is also slightly misleading as the flesh inside is white, not red. I left mine in the ground until first frost, and then it sat for a couple weeks in my garage and got a little softer. When I finally cooked it, it was absolutely fantastic. It was better than the other two other varieties of beets that I had planted (one red and one yellow). I will definitely plant a few of these next year.

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