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Heirloom Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds

Heirloom Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds, Beta vulgaris
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HEIRLOOM: "Detroit Dark Red," the perfectly round beet has been a favorite since 1892. Luscious greens.

Zones 1 - 10
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SKU 1BEETG

Plant Information

"Detroit Dark Red" is the heirloom with perfectly round beets. These smooth, sweet beets are an heirloom storage variety, a favorite since 1892. Luscious greens are great for salads and braising.

When and Where to Plant: Select a sunny, well drained location and sow seed as soon as the ground can be worked. Repeat at 3 week intervals until late summer. For best results, loosen soil with spade or fork, fertilize with vegetable food and smooth with rake. Great in containers and sunny flower beds. Firm soil over seed and keep moist.
Care: Keep soil moist, weed free, and apply vegetable food every 4 weeks.
Harvesting: Pull individual plants when roots are about 2"/5 cm. across.

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1BEETG
1BEET (Packet: +/- 239 seeds) - Out of stock.
1BEETQP (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
1BEETLB (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
Common Name Beet
Botanical Name Beta vulgaris
How to Grow Direct Sow
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Seed Spacing 1 inch
Row Spacing 12-18 inches
Space After Thinning 2-3 inches
Days to Germination 10-20
Days to Harvest 55-60
Ways to Grow Small Gardens
In the Kitchen Pickling, Roasting
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Is It Heirloom? Yes
Ships As Seed
Advantages Containers
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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Superb beets

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from Belton TX

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    Comments about American Meadows Heirloom Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds:

    Probably 100% germination. Over-wintered well. Excellent flavor. Greens excellent in salads. Will resow this fall.

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    • Personal

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    5.0

    Pickled beets to share!

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    from Mertztown, PA

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    Comments about American Meadows Heirloom Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds:

    These beets turned out beautifully. The greens were as good as the root. I canned so many jars of pickled beets I send one home with visitors!

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    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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