Red Mammoth Beet – Organic

Beta vulgaris

4.19$
2.93$

Her name is not Mammoth for nothing, since this enormous fodder beet, gargantuan even, can reach 18 kilograms (40 lb)! This variety of sugar beet was, in the XNUMXth and first half of the XNUMXth century, commonly cultivated for livestock fodder as it offers an extraordinary yield and keeps well. And for even longer, it has been used for this agricultural fair game which is still used in Great Britain, “Mangold Hurling”, a sort of chard throwing! Given their vigor, they can be used to cover a growing area with less hospitable soil. This will aerate the soil through their powerful roots. Also, with their large and abundant foliage, they prevent the proliferation of weeds. However, for this variety to grow fully, sandy, aerated and deep soil is necessary.

These days, unless you are aiming for gold in a competition for the largest beet, it is suggested to pick them young and tender. It is juicy and particularly sweet, as it can have up to 22% sucrose. Tasty raw or cooked, its flesh, white under the light red skin, is delicious in salads or in buttered vegetables. It is also delicious in desserts where it replaces sugar. You can also enjoy its tender foliage throughout its growth by sautéing or steaming.

Number of days for harvest: 100 days

Available at the ecoumene only

Her name is not Mammoth for nothing, since this enormous fodder beet, gargantuan even, can reach 18 kilograms (40 lb)! This variety of sugar beet was, in the XNUMXth and first half of the XNUMXth century, commonly cultivated for livestock fodder as it offers an extraordinary yield and keeps well. And for even longer, it has been used for this agricultural fair game which is still used in Great Britain, “Mangold Hurling”, a sort of chard throwing! Given their vigor, they can be used to cover a growing area with less hospitable soil. This will aerate the soil through their powerful roots. Also, with their large and abundant foliage, they prevent the proliferation of weeds. However, for this variety to grow fully, sandy, aerated and deep soil is necessary.

These days, unless you are aiming for gold in a competition for the largest beet, it is suggested to pick them young and tender. It is juicy and particularly sweet, as it can have up to 22% sucrose. Tasty raw or cooked, its flesh, white under the light red skin, is delicious in salads or in buttered vegetables. It is also delicious in desserts where it replaces sugar. You can also enjoy its tender foliage throughout its growth by sautéing or steaming.

Number of days for harvest: 100 days

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