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Crapaudine Beet (250 seeds) (BT114) $3.00

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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: 17
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

76.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SunnyFog
Location:
Richmond, CA, United States
Date:
September 5, 2018
          5.0
 
Fabulous beets
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Delicious, even when large

What are the cons? Grew slowly for us

Review:

Fabulous, sweet, mild, tender beets. We let these go until early Sept, having planted in early spring. Several had merged into mega-beets—one was over 4lbs. Even the most giant monsters were fine in texture and superb in flavor. Didn’t mind the knobby roots with thick skin, tho it does take some extra prep in the kitchen. Leaves are good too.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Small plot warrior
Location:
Portland, OR, United States
Date:
August 9, 2018
          3.0
 
Not impressed
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? Old variety

What are the cons? Low germination rate

Review:

I am always excited to plant older varieties and I absolutely love beets, however this were disappointing. Compared to the Early Tall Green Top that is a reliable and prolific producer in my garden, these had low germination rate, grew super slowly, had small tough leathery leaves and Nantes carrot sized roots. The flavor was a bit richer and more complex than the other beets I grew. However since I am an urban gardener with extremely limited space, I didn’t find them worth my time and precious soil.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Artistevintage
Location:
Wapella, Canada
Date:
January 24, 2018
          5.0
 
Craupidine beets
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent beet leaf greens

What are the cons? Beetroot itself on small side

Review:

I grew these for the first time last year. I found the beetroot itself to be on the smaller side, but very flavourful. I was very impressed with the beet green leaves. They were the thickest and most flavourful beet greens I have ever eaten. I am growing them this year for the greens alone ( plus I’ll have the beetroots too!)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shirley
Location:
Tonasket, WA, United States
Date:
October 28, 2017
          5.0
 
I love these beets.
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Great taste.

What are the cons? Must boil alone.

Review:

I sowed these beets because they were an old variety, not because I liked beets. On the down side they are dirty, and the dirt clings to the roots. My Japanese vegetable brush gets off most of the dirt. I boil them alone because of the black skum that rises to the top of the water. (Don't peel these beets, they lose too much color.). Also, the roots must be peeled, like peeling a boiled egg. That being said, the taste is wonderful. I'd like to save the seed, but finding coarse builders sand (to store the roots in, overwinter) seems impossible. I am happy that these seeds are still available.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Guava Acres
Location:
Pahoa, HI, United States
Date:
July 22, 2017
          2.0
 
Not so great so far
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Nothing

What are the cons? Everything

Review:

I will try these again in our winter season. I'm super disappointed. They sprouted but months later no real plant growth or root growth.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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