Detroit Dark Red - Organic Beet

VBT103

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Introducing the Detroit Dark Red Beet, a classic favorite with a rich history dating back to 1892. This heirloom vegetable is prized for its uniform shape and deep red flesh, which is sweet and full-flavored. The prolific plants yield 14-inch tops that can be used as greens. Detroit Dark Reds can also be grown as sprouts, adding a flavorful crunch to your salads and sandwiches.1 g ~ 100 seeds.

Plant seeds directly in the garden starting 2-4 weeks before average last spring frost. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-75 degrees. Don't plant to early or an extended cold spell may cause plants to bolt. Sow thickly, then thin plants to 2-3" apart. Beets are somewhat shade tolerant. Harvest greens when plants are 4-6" tall. For tender beet roots, harvest when they are still small; around 1.5". Can be planted again in mid-to-late summer for winter harvest & storage.

Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris
Days to Maturity: 45-70
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Days to Sprout: 7-10
Plant Spacing: 2-3"
Row Spacing: 12-18"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 8-10"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: Yes

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EL Baldwin
Self-sufficiency

Self-sufficiency is now easier with seeds to grow food. Love it.

Thank you for your review, EL! We're so happy to hear that you love our Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds! They are a great choice for anyone looking to grow their own food and be more self-sufficient. Thank you for choosing our seeds and we hope you have a bountiful harvest!