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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

78.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Woodchuck
Location:
N. Hartland, VT, United States
Date:
July 30, 2016
          4.0
 
Old school
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Full flavor

What are the cons? Small roots

Review:

These beets are of the highest quality for flavor. To me it has a slight raisin or molasses like note. Not the biggest producer. But the flavor more than makes up for that. Also we have had a dry summer, many the reason for small roots?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

16 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Oaknelm
Location:
Southern, VT, United States
Date:
September 18, 2015
          5.0
 
Love these beets
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Best flavored beet ever.

What are the cons? Skin is too tough to eat.

Review:

Much to my surprise some of these beets grew to a huge size -- very fat, not thin like a carrot. The beets were tender and the flavor exceptionally rich. I wish I'd grown more. They were well worth the extra growing time. Can't wait to grow them again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KMal
Location:
York Springs, PA, United States
Date:
May 27, 2015
          2.0
 
No germination
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? N/A

What are the cons? Didn't germinate

Review:

I was very excited to try this beet (spring 2013) but absolutely none of them germinated. I can't blame this on the soil because my Bull's Blood beets were planted in the same box and did well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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