How long can you store beets in the fridge?

karen_pghJuly 17, 2008

And what's the best way of keeping them (not canning) for a while?

Beets are messy to prepare, so I would like to deal with the whole bunch at the same time. I have read that you can cook beets and then freeze them, and of course pickle them, but does anyone have any other suggestions?

In the mean time, the greens have been trimmed, they have been washed, and they are in storage bags in the crisper. How long will they last like this?

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holly-2006

I don't know how long they'll last in the crisper, but I store mine in a rubbermaid container filled with water. They've been nice and crisp for a week now.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 8:45PM
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liz_h(7/8 DFW Texas)

In the past I've kept store beets for a couple of weeks, with maybe some drying out a bit - I'm not sure on that last. Your garden beets are fresher, so they should OK for that long.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 12:55AM
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liz_h(7/8 DFW Texas)

Karen,

Here's a link to the TX extension service's fact sheet on growing beets. It states 1 to 2 weeks refrigerator storage.

Here is a link that might be useful: Easy Gardening - Beets

    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 8:23PM
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Beeone(4 N. Wyo.)

We dig the remaining beets in Oct, then put them in cold storage and throw the remains to the sheep in April/May. They should stay good until Feb/Mar anyway.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 2:55AM
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raisemybeds(SouthernCT)

I use the greens as they come. The beets themselves I throw in a heavy ziploc bag WITHOUT washing them and leave in crisper in fridge. They stay nice at least 2 months. I swear. I take out what I need and wash and use as I go.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 3:15PM
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