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Heirloom Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds

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Quick Overview

HEIRLOOM ORGANIC: The famous smooth round beet has been a favorite since 1892. Tops are delicious, too.

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Packet +/- 120 seeds
 

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Details
SKU 4BEET
Common Name Beet
Botanical Name Beta vulgaris
Light Requirements Full Sun
How to Grow Direct Sow
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Planting Time Cool Season
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
Estimated Mature Height 8-12 inches tall
Is It Heirloom? Yes
Is It Organic? Yes
Ships As Seed
Prohibited In N/A
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description

"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.

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