50 seeds The Detroit Dark Red Beet is a Biennial has been a favorite since the 1890's! They are a dark red with high sugar content that makes the best juice. They get to around 3" but can get much larger. This verity is best for canning or juicing. The leaves are great in salads and can be juiced as well. Harvest in 60 days or let the winter over for seed Beta vulgaris
Detroit Dark Red Beet
- Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost of spring. Transplant outside after the soil has warmed to 65˚ to 75˚F. Sow one inch deep and space 12-18 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. Plants prefer full sun and moist soil with plenty of organic matter.
Harvest daily with a sharp knife during hot weather — pods taste best when young and grow quickly past the stage of prime eating. Wear gloves and long sleeves for protection from spines.Green Thumb TipSow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.DIRECT SEED 2" ApartSEED DEPTH 1/2"THIN 6-8" Apart LIGHT Full Sun