(Beta vulgaris) European heirloom dating back to 1767. Also known as 'Mangold' or 'Mangel Beet'. Large, oval root up to 24kg with orange-yellow skin, white flesh & tender, broad, green leaves. Both root & leaves used, with leaves making an excellent spinach substitute. Root used in cooking as a potato substitute either boiled, baked, mashed etc; also has an interesting history of being used during the 18th century to brew beer. 280 seeds
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