Beetroot

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MN
Location:
Manchester, TN, United States
Date:
February 26, 2017
          5.0
 
The cow likes them.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Grows well in heat.

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I grew 40 of these planted in a grid in raised beds spaced at 10 inches. They grew to an average size of 15 pounds, though a couple only made it to 12 and one to 19. The cows loved the tops and after first frost I started feeding the beet. I simply chopped it with a small hatchet and dumped it into their feeders. The first day didn't look promising. By day 4 they were charging me when they saw the beet. They love them. They walk away from grain to have the beets. I have no idea what they taste like, Miss Moo didn't seem inclined to share. This year I'll be tucking one into every unused nook. They were grown in soiled hay from the cows that took a turn through the chicken run before being thrown on top of the beds, so pretty rich stuff. I don't think they would get so large in less fertile soil if so closely spaced.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 15 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
 

What are the pros? -

What are the cons? -

Review:

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

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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47 out of 47 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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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69 out of 70 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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54 out of 56 people found the following review helpful:

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

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

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

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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