250 Seeds per pack
(Beta vulgaris) 58 days. The Detroit Dark Red Beet, an all-time favorite, has a full, round globe, uniformly deep red in color. This beet is known for it’s sweet flavor, and smooth texture. The tops are dark green and 12″ – 15″ tall, making good greens. An heirloom variety introduced in 1892. Detroit Dark Red is great for eating fresh, pickling, and canning.
Planting Instructions for Detroit Dark Red 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. Detroit Dark Red 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.
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