Bright, flavorful and healthy! Enjoy superb varieties that are as distinctive in flavor as they are in color: Detroit Dark Red, Golden Detroit, Chioggia, Albino White and Bull’s Blood. Harvest as gourmet babies or as full-sized roots bursting with flavor. Delicious whether eaten hot, cold, cooked or pickled. Don’t forget the nutritious greens – try steaming the tender stems and leaves as an alternative to spinach or swiss chard. Beets supply significant amounts of fiber, potassium, folic acid and Vitamin C.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.