Common Name: Crosby Egyptian Beet
|Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris|
|Plant Type: Vegetable|
Soil type: loamy
Height: to 35”
Crosby Egyptian Beet is an annual bulb with edible leaves. It has a rich dark red or purple color bulb. It is easy to grow and is grown in the cooler weather of fall. It takes about 55 days to be ready to pick for eating. They are a versatile vegetable and has been around in Eastern Europe for years.
The deep purple roots contains betalin pigments which is first-rate support for detox of liver and blood. The green leaves are to be prepared similar to spinach. The beet can be cooked, pickled, and then eaten cold like borscht, or a condiment. It can also be used as red food colorant, to improve the color and flavor of tomato paste, it can even be used in wine!
- It is best eaten immediately but the roots can be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge, for several weeks.