Transition Farm Organic/Byo-dynamic Seeds - Beetroot 'Badger Flame'
Beetroot 'Badger Flame' - Beta vulgaris
This vibrant, oblong cultivar has a starburst yellow, orange and red interior and all the natural vegetal sweetness of a beetroot with minimal amounts of their earthy flavour. Developed over 15 years by renown United States beet and carrot breeder Irwin Goldman, this fascinating beetroot has a low amount of geosmin, the compound that gives beets their earthy or dirt flavor – creating a perfectly mild and sweet golden beet that is delightful raw and cooked. Each beet averages 3cm wide and 10cm long - cylindrical. We love this beetroot for its bright fiery appearance and its incredible flavour. Sought after by chefs and championed by Dan Barber from Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York.
SEED COUNT: 80 approx.
Each seed sold supports public plant breeding research at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
ABOUT TRANSITION FARM
Seed produced organically/bio-dynamically is better suited to organic/bio-dynamic growing conditions.
We are breeding our seed for flavour, resilience in a low input growing condition and acclimation to our Southern Hemisphere, southern Victorian latitude and climate.
Conventional seed production is one of the most chemically intensive types of agriculture.
Bio-dynamic seed crops are grown in living soil within a diverse thriving ecosystem.
From the time the seed sends out its first roots, it is encouraged to access minerals and nutrients using feeder roots and to form complex symbiotic relationships. It is nurtured throughout its life by focusing on the health of the whole ecosystem to maintain the balance within the individual plant. By using photosynthesis to accesses nutrients and build cells, the full nature of the plant’s expression has been guided by sunlight.
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