250 Seeds per pack
(Beta vulgaris) 55-60 days. This is an excellent dual purpose beet, a good choice for both root and greens. The Golden Detroit Beet root is dark orange-yellow in color, with a golden interior, turning yellow when cooked. One of the fine features of this beet is that it doesn’t bleed like red beets do! The roots are very sweet and tasty, even when mature(although best when young, they will not turn fibrous as many beets do), great right out of the garden in salads, but also are wonderful pickled, boiled, steamed or stir fried. The immature tops are great in salads, and when mature have a delicious mild flavor, perfect steamed or sautéed. *For some reason golden beets can have a lower germination rate so remember to plant a few extra.
Planting Instructions for Beet Seeds
Heirloom / Open Pollinated Beets are usually direct seeded. Plant heirloom beet seeds in full sun, when the soil has warmed in Spring, ½” deep, 1″ apart, in rows 12-16″ apart. Germination occurs in 5-17 days in soil 55-70°F. When the beets start to come up, thin to 3-4″. Keep well watered, especially during root development. Harvest beet greens when they are young for the best flavor. Harvest beet root when 1-3″ across. Heirloom Beets keep for a long time when stored in moist sand.