Red beets have a globular to oval shape with a small taproot extending from the non-stem end. The firm skin ranges from dark red to purple and is semi-smooth with tiny root hairs, russet, and scrapes covering the surface. Underneath the surface, the flesh is crimson and is dense, aqueous, and crunchy. When cooked, Red beets develop a tender, soft texture with a mildly sweet, earthy flavor.
32°F (Cold Storage)