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Detroit Dark Red (1892) (Heirloom Variety)

  • Brand: General
  • Product Code: 32
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1.99

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Pkt (≈ 150 seeds)
25g (≈ 1800 seeds)
125g (≈8000 seeds)

The globular, dark red roots of this aptly named variety are tender and delicious, and can be utilized fresh, canned, or pickled. Their reddish green leaves also make good tasting greens. Beets are easy to grow and tolerate a wide range or conditions, but prefer cool weather.

  • Planting Depth: 1/2" (12mm)
  • Seed Spacing: 1" (2.5cm)
  • Spacing Between Rows: 12-18" (30-45cm)
  • Days to Germination: 10-20
  • Spacing After Thinning: 2-3" (5-7.5cm)
  • Days to Maturity: 60

When and Where to Plant: Sow seeds every 3 weeks in a sunny area, with fertile, well drained soil. Beets can also be grown in containers.

Care: Provide regular, uniform moisture to keep plants growing. Thin plants to prevent overcrowding.

Harvest: Pull up clumps when roots are 2" (5cm) across.

Your Health: Greens are an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A & C. Roots a good source of fiber.