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Detroit Dark Red

Beta vulgaris beet
HOW TO GROW BEET

Usually direct sown as soon as soil can be worked but may be started indoors. Summer sowing after mid July are generally poor. If you like, when direct sowing, mix beet seeds with fast-sprouting radish seeds to mark the rows. Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 10 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Sow every 3-4 weeks for consistent supply. Harvest beets when 2–3” for best sweet flavor. Beets can grow large and get woody if left in the field. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Soil pH 5.6-7.0. Hardiness zones 8. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 2,800 seeds per ounce. Average 436M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 65%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 5 miles.

Planting Depth 1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-85˚F
Days to Germ. 5-10
Plant Spacing 3-4”
Row Spacing 12-18”
Days To Maturity 58
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

Detroit Dark Red Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 1,418 seeds
.25 Pound ≈ 5,670 seeds
1 Pound ≈ 22,680 seeds
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Prolific. Roots are nearly globe shaped, 2.5 to 3” in diameter with smooth skin. Blood red color with virtually no zoning. Solid good keeping root. Medium green tops with tinges of red. Resistant to Downy Mildew. Tags: Color: Red, Shape: Round, Specialty: Disease Resistant, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall.
  • Detroit Dark Red beet image####

Detroit Dark Red

Beta vulgaris beet
Prolific. Roots are nearly globe shaped, 2.5 to 3” in diameter with smooth skin. Blood red color with virtually no zoning. Solid good keeping root. Medium green tops with tinges of red. Resistant to Downy Mildew. Tags: Color: Red, Shape: Round, Specialty: Disea...
Prolific. Roots are nearly globe shaped, 2.5 to 3” in diameter with smooth skin. Blood red color with virtually no zoning. Solid good keeping root. Medium green tops with tinges of red. Resistant to Downy Mildew. Tags: Color: Red, Shape: Round, Specialty: Disease Resistant, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Spring Fall.
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HOW TO GROW BEET

Usually direct sown as soon as soil can be worked but may be started indoors. Summer sowing after mid July are generally poor. If you like, when direct sowing, mix beet seeds with fast-sprouting radish seeds to mark the rows. Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks before frost. For fall harvest, transplant 10 weeks before first frost, without additional protection. In a hoophouse, you can plant 2-3 weeks later. Sow every 3-4 weeks for consistent supply. Harvest beets when 2–3” for best sweet flavor. Beets can grow large and get woody if left in the field. All parts of the beet plant are edible. Soil pH 5.6-7.0. Hardiness zones 8. Biennial.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 2,800 seeds per ounce. Average 436M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 65%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 5 miles.

Planting Depth 1/2”
Soil Temp. Germ. 50-85˚F
Days to Germ. 5-10
Plant Spacing 3-4”
Row Spacing 12-18”
Days To Maturity 58
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

Detroit Dark Red Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 1,418 seeds
.25 Pound ≈ 5,670 seeds
1 Pound ≈ 22,680 seeds
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