This variety is excellent for farmers markets and home growers.
- Very dark red color
- All-purpose variety
- Crisp and tender
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
The Story of Early Blood Turnip
This historic variety dates back to 1825 and is a relatively rare type of dark red beet.
Beets may have first emerged as crops that were prized for their greens. Round beets were not cultivated widely until after the year 1600. Beets are very popular vegetables in Eastern ad Central Europe and have one of the highest sugar contents of any vegetable.
The color from beetroot has been used as a dye for fabric, fiber, and food products. It is even said that Victorians used beets to dye their hair.
Put it on the Dinner Table
This variety works for
- Fresh eating
Try shredding the raw, peeled root and adding it to hummus or roasting it and having slices on a sandwich with goat cheese and arugula.
You can roast thinly sliced beets with potatoes and carrots in a cast iron skillet or add beets to your risotto or lentils for a pop of color on the plate.
Beet juice can dye your pickled eggs, bread, and even cake frosting!