UrbanHarve at UrbanHarve at
Sun Sep 6 13:40:24 EDT 1998

William Woys Weaver's book Heirloom Vegetable Gardening p.82-3 says this about
the turnip beet/ fodder beet (mangels/mangold-wurtzel/ Mangelwurtzel 'root
beet' literally). It is the fodder beet Beta vulgaris var rapa. Course
texture, needs deep loose soil in open field, threatened by extincition,
appeared first in Germany's l;ower Rineland 1561, used for livestock-- nothing
said about goats.
Bob Randall (Urban Harvest) 

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