What are the pros? Flavor, competitive
What are the cons? Absolutely nothing at all
So, I've grown these for two years now and both years I got overambitious with the size of my gardens. Both years I just let the weeds completely take over the beet patch (so dense with weeds and raspberry suckers that it looked like a bumber field crop of them) and after about a month and a half or two I'd inevitably have more time and would spend a few days yanking.
Both times I've had wondeful crops of beets. They like water but they don't care too much if they get pretty dry. Our soil is hard clay, they love that. Bugs don't bother them. They are the honey-badger of vegetables.
Their flesh is 100% what is shown in the picture, a super-rich red with the characteristic earthy-sweet beet flavor. Just if you have badly abused heavy clay soil that is always covered in weeds and dry midsummer conditions then you have found your new favorite plant (other beets are also oretty good for this, just this beet is extra hardy)
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