fodder beet

958 – Fodder Beet, Mammoth Long Red Mangel

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Certified Biodynamic

(Beta vulgaris) Relished by livestock. Enhances livestock health. Roots can grow 2 ft. long, about half growing above the surface. Flesh is tinted with a rosy red hue. Chefs have used thin slices of this beautiful enormous root as plates.

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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
90-100

SOWING
Sow beets ~1/2-1″ deep after soil has warmed to around 45 degrees.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Prefers full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
pH 6.5 – 6.8. can tolerate a pH of 6.2 – 7.

PLANT HEIGHT
Greens 6-10″

PLANT SPACING
Beet seeds are actually a cluster of ~2-6 seeds. Sow thinly about 1-3″ apart. After germination, snip or pull out the weaker seedlings out of the cluster.

HARDINESS ZONES
Beets can tolerate some cold and roots can remain in the ground until a hard freeze.

HARVEST
Thin beets to about 4-6″ apart, utilizing the beet greens in salads and baby beets if you wish. Beets can be harvested at full size, these beets can grow up to 2′ long. Fodder beets root usually grows half above ground.

COMPANION PLANTING
Beets grow well when paired with beans, leeks, kohlrabi, garlic, and onions.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

Most often used to enhance livestock health, however, chefs have been known to thinly slice this giant beet to make a decorative (and somewhat edible) plate.

Additional Information

Size

S ~150 Seeds, L ~2,200 Seeds

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