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Detroit Dark Red Beet

Certified Organic Seed

Beta vulgaris

Rich in color and nutrients.

Urban gardens are the lifeblood of city communities; you might even call them the “beeting heart.” In Detroit, community-led initiatives have transformed once abandoned lots into vibrant gardens and farms bustling with plant life and local growers. These gardens provide a joyful space to meet friends and neighbors, share seeds, and grow delicious whole foods like this nourishing heirloom beet. Detroit Dark Red Beets are spherical, medium-sized, deep red, and well-flavored: they set the standard for open-pollinated beets. Whether you grow them in the city or in the country, these rich, red roots will feed your soul and sweeten your day.

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Succession sow anytime from 1-2 weeks before last spring frost through 8-10 weeks before first fall 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.

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
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun

For Justine Allenette Ross, when her art expresses her values and lived experience as a Black woman, she knows she is doing something right. In this digital illustration, she makes her hometown Detroit the backdrop for growing and harvesting beets on a summer afternoon.

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