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B.C. beets are grown in the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, Cariboo, Kootenay regions and on Vancouver Island.


Beets have been cultivated for over 3,000 years and they vary in colour from red, yellow, and white. Early varieties of beets are planted in March to April and the later varieties are planted from June to September.

Most Common Varieties:

  • Red Ace 
  • Detroit Strains 
  • Red Cloud 

Did you know?

  • B.C. produces 4.5 million kilograms of beets each year.  
  • Beets are typically steamed, roasted, and boiled but they can also be eaten raw.  
  • Beets are used as a natural colour enhancer to red velvet cake and processed foods like ketchup and jams.

Recipes that use Beets or other B.C. commodities