Beet - Detroit Dark Red

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Up to 60 daysThe most popular beet on the market, since 1892. The 2 ½ to 3-inch globe shaped roots are tender and sweet. A dual-purpose vegetable, the deep green tops can be cooked like swiss chard. Great for canning and fresh eating.

Detroit Dark Red Beet Garden Seeds

Beta vulgaris

Also known as beetroot and blood turnip, these beets are uniform in shape and flavor. They are known to grow in chilly Spring weather and are mostly problem free but sometimes get aphids or flea beetle. Control with insecticidal soap, pyrethrums, and good garden sanitation.

  • Height - 8 to 12 inches
  • Spacing - 3 to 4 inches
  • Spread - 12 inches

Can be bottled or pickled. Perfect for canning. Cut up, blanche, and freeze in freezer bags. Pick leaves before any sign of wilt for tasty greens. A rich source of Iron, Calcium, and Vitamins: A, B1, B2, C, and Niacin. Heat and cold tolerant.


Growing Detroit Dark Red Beet Microgreens


Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds: beta vulgaris
Seeding: Approx 1.2 Oz will seed a 10"x20" tray
Seed Presoak: 8 to 12 hours in cold water
Growing Medium: soil
Preferred Medium: soil
Germination Rate:  good
Germination Time: 3 to 4 days
Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
Baby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: not recommended
Micro Greens Color: green leaves with dark red stems
Micro Greens Flavor: earthy
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Uses:

  • Microgreens
  • Garnishes & sandwiches
  • Stored Garden Seed
  • Survival Food Storage
  • Gardening
  • Cooking & seasoning
  • More

Notes & Growing Tips: Grow only in soil.  Beets can be grown hydroponically but are very difficult.  Beet greens are very colorful.  Cut close to the soil line to feature the red stem.  When sowing in soil, spread the soaked seeds thickly across a slightly compacted bed of soil, then cover with a thin layer of soil. Tamp lightly.  Keep covered with the blackout dome for close to a week.

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