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Beet Seeds, Detroit Dark Red Bulk Pack

Beta vulgaris
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Detroit Dark Red is the perfect all-purpose beet variety. This medium-early variety produces round, dark red roots. These beets are very enjoyable, growing tender and fine-grained throughout. Ideal for use fresh, canned, pickled and frozen. Tops are great for salads too!

  • SKU: 142169
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
10 to 12 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
50 to 60 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
  • Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
  • Fill Weight (grams): 11
  • Approximate Seed Count: 550-575
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Wonderful earthy flavor
  • Companion Planting: Plant near brassicas, bush beans, cabbage, garlic, lettuce, onions, or kohlrabi but away from pole beans. Onions protect beets against borers and cutworms.
  • Preparation Ideas: The skin on beets is easiest removed after beets are roasted, steamed or boiled. Once cool enough to handle, the skin is easily removed with a paper towel.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Sow Beet seeds directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact. After planting, water seeds with a gentle mist or shower. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist during germination. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimeters (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below. Do not allow the soil to become dry, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. Beets grow quickly and more seeds can be succession planted every 2 to 3 weeks until mid July for a continuous supply of Beets.

  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")
  • Plant Spacing: 8 cm (3")
  • Row Spacing: 30 cm (12")

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