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Red Mammoth Mangel Beet Seeds

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Red Mammoth Fodder Beet (100 days) 

Fodder beets have been around since the 1400s if not earlier.  These beets were prized as nutritious animal feed that was easy to store.  Fodder beets are hardy, adaptable and palatable. They are ideal for planting in late summer for use as a winter and spring crop. 

Red Mammoth Mangel Beets produce an incredible mass of edible beet leaves and a large root up to 20# or more in size!    These beets prefer deeply tilled, free draining, sandy soil to achieve full size. Simply allow your animals to graze on the tops, cut the tops for feeding or harvest the root. 

Surprising how juicy and sweet these giant beets are!

1940 Oscar H. Will Pure Seed Book says...
"The heaviest yielder and most popular of all Mangels the light red roots are pinkish fleshed and grow well out of the ground. Yields run as high as fifty tons to the acre."

This is a sure way to put away enough food for your animals as they face the cold winter.  Leave them in the ground and harvest as needed.  Unless you are covered with snow, then I suggest you root cellar them. 

We are going to experiment next year with feeding the tops and roots to our rabbits.  Supposed to be really good for them and a excellent source of nutrients the homesteader can grow.  Pigs, cows, horses and goats love them!

Also, a great use for these amazing root vegetables is for home brewing!  Many fruit beers or wines utilize the sugar content to create the alcohol.  With lots of sugar in them they can make a fine old fashioned beer as this guy shows!
 

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1/2" 40-60 55-65 5-7 4" 3" 45 lb. Full

Planting Tips For Beet Seeds:

Beet seeds can be planted in early spring or midsummer.  Soak seeds overnight in damp towel before planting for excellent germination.  Plant beet seeds 1” apart and thin weakest seedlings to desired spacing.  Keep soil evenly moist to prevent beet roots from getting woody.  For longer harvest, stagger beet plantings every 2-3 weeks.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

  Revitalized "Caprese" Salad

Note: not all beets are good when eaten raw.  for this recipe, I recommend the Touchstone Golden Beet and the Crosby Egyptian Beet.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. golden beet-thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. red beet-thinly sliced
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh mint – chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • feta cheese (optional)

Instructions

Toss the beets and mint in olive oil until coated. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add crumbled feta if desired and serve room temperature or refrigerated.

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