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Beet Seed Tape, Detroit Dark Red

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!

Please Note: Seed tapes require consistent moisture to ensure best germination.

  • SKU: 139825
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): 4.5 meters (15 feet)
  • Approximate Seed Count: 100+
  • 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:

    Prepare the soil for planting. Make shallow rows 13 mm (1/2") deep and 30 cm (12") apart. Tear strips apart and unroll into rows. Water the Seedtape thoroughly, then cover with soil and water thoroughly again. Beets grow quickly. More Beet 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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