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"Detroit Dark Red" is the perfectly round blood-red beet with roots that are sweet and smooth. Excellent, high-quality heirloom storage variety that has been around since 1892. Leaves are suitable for salad or braising too.
When and Where to Plant: Hardy Biennial (producing seed in its second year). Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked. Optimal germination temperature is 55-75ºF, but will germinate in temperatures as low as 45ºF. Thinned seedlings may be used as greens or baby beets. Transplants can be started indoors or in a cold frame 4-6 weeks before planting date. Prefers loamy soils with a pH over 6.0 and cool temps. Harvest at desired size.
4BEETQP (1/4 Pound)
4BEETLB (1 Pound)
|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||5-10|
|Days to Harvest||50|
|Ways to Grow||Small Gardens|
|In the Kitchen||Pickling, Roasting|
|Mature Height||8-12" tall|
|Zones||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Is It Heirloom?||Yes|
|Is It Organic?||Yes|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||Yes|
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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.
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