1000 Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds |  Non-GMO - Heirloom - Seed World

750 Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds | Non-GMO - Heirloom

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Detroit Dark Red  Beet Seeds are an excellent heirloom variety that forms 2 to 5-inch globe-shaped beetroots that display a wonderful, rich, blood-red color.
It is one of the most popular beet varieties; sought after for its tolerance to cold and warm temperatures and ease of growing, this is a great variety for beginner and master gardeners alike.
The bulbous beetroot is very sweet and tender, making them a culinary asset. The green tops can also be eaten for a boost of nutrition or added color to any dish! This seed can also be used to grow microgreens.

55 days. The most popular beet on the market, since 1892. The 2 ½ to 3-inch globe-shaped roots are tender and sweet.
A dual-purpose vegetable, the deep green tops can be cooked like swiss chard. Great for canning and fresh eating.
  • Latin Name: beta Vulgaris
  • Other Names: beetroot, blood turnip
  • Days to Maturity: 55 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-10
  • Planting Depth: 1/2"
  • Plant Spacing: 1"
  • Row Spacing: 12"
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: Light, moist soil, 6.5 to 7 ph
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
  • Pests/diseases: Resistant to beet scab
  • Color: Dark Red
  • Flavor: Tender texture, doesn’t get as “wooden” as other varieties

Start with light, moist soil, ideally with a PH level of 6.5 to 7.

Sow the seeds half an inch deep, with three inches between plants and twelve to eighteen inches between rows.

These seeds will need plenty of moisture while germinating, so keep the soil moist for the first twenty-one days.

These beets can thrive in conditions with full sun or partial shade. After forty to fifty-two days, the beets should be two to three inches, and ready for harvesting.

Also known as beetroot and blood turnip, these beets are uniform in shape and flavor.

They are known to grow in chilly Spring weather and are mostly problem free but sometimes get aphids or flea beetle.

Control with insecticidal soap, pyrethrums, and good garden sanitation.

Can be bottled or pickled. Perfect for canning. Cut up, Blanche, and freeze in freezer bags.

Pick leaves before any sign of wilt for tasty greens. A rich source of Iron, Calcium, and Vitamins: A, B1, B2, C, and Niacin.

Heat and cold tolerant.

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