Detroit Dark Red Beet Seedlings

Certified Organic

Beta vulgaris

Rich in color and nutrients.

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!


4-pack of seedlings $5.49 Pick up in Accord, NY, Jul 31-Aug 3, 2024.

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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.

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

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