Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated Garden Seed
Beet, Detroit Dark Red
The most popular beet on the market. Heirloom beet dating back to the late 1800’s. 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. Eat beet tops before any sign of wilting for maximum flavor. Great for eating fresh and canning. In most cases the smaller the beet the sweeter the flavor; the larger the beet the more ‘earthy’ the beet will taste.
Maturity in approximately 60 days.
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*Seeds sold by weight. All seed counts are approximate.
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Sowing Method:||Direct sow|
|When to Sow:||Semi –hardy group. April-June, and again in July for fall crop|
|Planting Depth:||½” – 1”|
|Row Spacing:||3” - 4”|
|Germinates in:||7-10 days|
|Germination Temp:||50° - 80°|
|Matures in:||Approx. 60 days|
|Mature plant size:||13” – 16”|
Insure isolation from other beet varieties, Swiss Chard, and Sugar Beets. Leave some of the bulbs in the ground over winter (mulch in colder climates). The following year they will send up a flower/seed stalk. When most of the flowers have turned brown, invert a bag over stalk and cut at ground level. Leave in cool, dry place to complete curing. Thrash and winnow.
Expect about 30 lbs per 100-ft row.