The market gardeners classic standard. Quick growing and uniformed round 3" diameter and taste. One of the most popular beets of our time. It's a versatile beet which is excellent for canning and salads, and its 14-inch tops are great as greens. This heirloom beet was introduced in 1892 by D.M. Ferry & Company. It was originally selected by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario Canada from the Early blood Turnip Beet.

Beet, Detroit Dark Red

    • Deep dark red color
    • Prolific grower
    • 60-65 days
    • 100 Seeds/Packet
  • Planting - How To Grow Detroit Dark Red Beet

    • Sow seeds outdoors 1/2" deep in spring

    • Sow 2" apart

    • Thin 4" to 6" apart

    • Rows 20"-24" apart

    • Keep seeds moist however avoid over saturating seeds 

    Harvesting -  How To Harvest Detroit Dark Red Beet

    • Plan harvest in early morning or in the evening. 

    • Cut baby leave tops about 35 days after planting for edible leaves.

    • About 55 days after planting, pull roots from soil.

    • For seed, allow beets to develop seed spikes.

    • Allow seed spikes to dry and then place into paper bag by rubbing seed spikes between hands until seeds are removed.

    • Allow seeds to dry 2 weeks in bag. 

    • Place in cool dry storage


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