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What happened to the yellow beets?

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They're still being sold at our biggest farmers market here, but not at the otherwise well-stocked supermarket I usually shop at.

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54 minutes ago, gfweb said:

I can't find them anywhere. Stores just have those bloody red things.


It's because you live in a red state. :P Sorry.  

@Alex still has some but may find them disappearing from MI, depending on how things sort out. So close!


@FrogPrincesse and I are still finding plenty, although I suspect many have escaped to @ElsieD's neck of the woods.  


edited to add:  of course, I am kidding!

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I grew them before, but I don't believe I've ever seen them in a supermarket. Here is my source: 

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Giant Yellow Eckendorf Beet (250 seeds) (BT116) $2.50



Giant Yellow Eckendorf Beet

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The 1927 Henry Fields catalog said, “Giant, smooth, long roots of cylindrical shape, weighing up to 20 pounds each and growing two-thirds above ground. Solid white flesh with high food value.” These big yellow-skinned roots are perfect for growing as animal food, a tradition that is finally being brought back on many small farms.
Giant Yellow Eckendorf Beet
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Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

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I love them and grow them (Touchstone Gold from Johnny's Selected Seeds) but I have never seen them in a grocery store.

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I see them on rare occasions.  But it's been a while.  I agree, where are the yellow beats!!!!!


edited to add my favorite are the candy strip beets.   Not that they taste that much better but they have visual appeal extraordinaire 

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