What happened to my beets?

Discussion in 'Gardening and Agriculture' started by lazydaisy67, Aug 9, 2012.

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  1. lazydaisy67

    lazydaisy67 Member

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    Canned 9 pints of beets today and they turned out orange!!! :confused:
    They were a beautiful bright red when I put them in the jars. Why did they lose their color?
     
  2. ContinualHarvest

    ContinualHarvest Member

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    sounds like they were a bit overcooked before/during the canning process. Should be fine to eat though.
     

  3. lazydaisy67

    lazydaisy67 Member

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    Dang it!! I did everything according to the 'directions'. Cook until skins come off, pack in ot jars, boiling water 10 lbs for 30 min.......they're ugly.
     
  4. Meerkat

    Meerkat Seeking The Truth

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    Maybe they are crossed with some other veggy?
     
  5. kyredneck

    kyredneck Family Gopher

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    I'm curious as to what variety of beet it is, therein could lie your answer. I've seen orange (or off color) beets at the grocery and advertised in seed catalogs.