Shumway seeds and mangle beet seeds : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

Does anyone know if Shumway seeds is still in business? Their website has not been updated since last year, so I wasn't sure. I wanted to get some mangle beet seeds, and I don't know of any other place that sells them. Does anyone else know of someplace?

-- Sheryl in ME (, December 21, 2001


I recieved a catalog from Mellingers 2002, it has 3 type beets but not the one you mentioned;

-- mitch hearn (, December 21, 2001.

I just got back from the mail box with a new catalog Veseys, again beets but not the one you are looking for. ; could these beets have a different name?

-- mitch hearn (, December 21, 2001.

Mitch, I've never heard of them called by any other name, but I have seen them spelled mangel beets or mangle beets. They are a large beet designed as livestock feed. If anyone knows where I can get seeds, I'd love to have some for next year. If I can't find them, my goats love regular beets so I'll grow them.

-- Sheryl in ME (, December 21, 2001.

Google says Gurneys or Jungs.

-- mitch hearn (, December 22, 2001.

Mangle beets are also called stock beets. They are a good root crop if you have a mind to use them with livestock. I grew some to chop up and give to chickens. I left a few in the garden, for a seed crop next year. We will see if they go to seed. The company I ordered from is out of business. Gurneys is also out of business I understand. I know mangles can get larger than mine did, as I did not thin enough, but they were still quite huge. :o) If my mangles go to seed I will mention it here. Good luck.

-- notnow (, December 22, 2001.

Mammoth Long Red Mangel, available from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

I just got thier new catalog this week.

-- Ed Copp (OH) (, December 23, 2001.

That is the type I have. Mammoth Red Mangel. Nice to know there is still a place that offers in case mine do not seed out next year. :o)

-- notnow (, December 27, 2001.

Hi Sheryl,

I just got our 2002 Shumway catalog in the mail today. 2 years ago we planted the Golden Tankard Mangel and we were very pleased with the huge size of them. Call toll free # 1-888-437-2733

-- Charleen in WNY (, December 27, 2001.

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