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 that 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.