Beet – Detroit Dark Red

(9 customer reviews)


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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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9 reviews for Beet – Detroit Dark Red

  1. Katcha Sanderson

    A long time favorite of ours. Always sweet and flavorful though a touch slower growing for us. Also enjoy the tops for spinach alternative greens.

  2. Rex Hartsough (verified owner)

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  4. The Prices (verified owner)

    Our first year growing beets brought us some beautiful beets. We enjoyed eating both the beet as well as the greens.

  5. Debra Ann Boling (verified owner)

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  9. Rick & Gina (verified owner)

    Best beets we’ve ever grown and eaten. Size, germination rate, taste, texture all rank 5 stars. I’ll be placing our order for more of St. Clare’s Detroit Dark Red Beets in January 2021.

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