Detroit Dark Red Beet

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Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds

Medium, spherical, deep red

Beta vulgaris
Rich in color and nutrients.
Detroit Dark Red Beets are spherical, medium sized, and well flavored. Their deep, dazzling color is matched only by their sweetness.
Product ID# BE0040 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 50 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 8 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 12 inches
Width at Maturity 6 inches
Detailed Product Info

Detroit Dark Red Beets are spherical, medium-sized, deep red, and well-flavored: they set the standard for open-pollinated beets. If you want a terrific recipe for beets, look up the recipe for Scarlet Quinoa in Lorna Sass's book Recipe for an Ecological Kitchen; it combines grated raw beets with quinoa in a winning and delicious way!

Growing Instructions

Succession sow starting 1-2 weeks before last frost. Beets prefer fertile, weed-free soil for formation of large roots. Thin young seedlings to one every two inches, then pull out every other beet to enjoy at the baby stage. Leave later sowings in ground for harvest through November, then pick and store in plastic bags in fridge, where they'll last in great shape for months.

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