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Beet Seeds - Detroit Dark Red (Organic) has a rating of 4.9 stars based on 12 reviews.
{"id":1227382227059,"title":"Beet Seeds - Detroit Dark Red (Organic)","handle":"beet-seeds-detroit-dark-red-organic","description":"\u003cp\u003e55 days. Organic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds. \u003cem\u003eBeta vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e. Non-GMO. Organic. Since the turn of the century, organic Detroit Dark Red has been the preferred choice for homegrown classic American beets. Introduced in 1892 by Detroit’s world famous D.M. Ferry Seed Company, the American red beet eventually adopted the moniker “Detroit” since it became known that the best beets hailed from the “Motor City”. The 2-3\" globe-shaped roots are tender and sweet. A dual-purpose vegetable, the deep green tops can be cooked like swiss chard. ~1,250 seeds\/oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSelect a Different Use for This Seed:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"profile-links\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/beet-detroit-dark-red-microgreens-seeds?variant=45187194376\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/files\/tlm-microgreens.png?4946520050077590398\"\u003e\u003cu\u003eMicrogreen\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Vegetable Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eBeta vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual 2-11 (Biennial 6-11)\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 55-60\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 5-14\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/2\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3-4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 8-12\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rooted and leafy upright\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Loose, sandy, loamy, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 55-70 °F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun - partial shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests and Disease:\u003c\/strong\u003e Monitor for aphids and leafhoppers which may lead to any number of yellowing and leaf-spotting diseases.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDetroit Dark Red Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Deep burgundy flesh and juice\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDetroit Dark Red Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Sweet and classic beet flavor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Organic Detroit Dark Red Beets from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeet seeds are a cool weather favorite best sown directly outdoors 4-5 weeks prior to final spring frost or 4-5 weeks before the first autumn frost. Sow 3-4 Detroit beet seeds 1\/2” deep and 1-2” apart in fertile, organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOrganic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds germinate in 5-10 days, thinning best starts to every 3-4” as true leaves establish. Beet seeds may be pre-soaked for 24 hours to encourage germination. Beets can be sown every 2-3 weeks for replete season-long harvests. Avoid using fertilizers high in nitrogen causing plants to produce plentiful vegetation, but smaller roots. A top layer of mulch will help roots cool and retain moisture.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOrganic Detroit Dark Red Beets in the Vegetable Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlso 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. 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Organic Detroit Dark Red Beets\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost varieties of beet are ready to harvest in about 50-60 days from sowing or when showing 1” in diameter above soil, but will remain tender even up to 3-4” in diameter. In compacted soils, carefully loosen soil around roots before harvesting with help of a gardening fork. Beet greens can be harvested like lettuce or any culinary herb when 2-3” tall. Small tender greens can be enjoyed fresh in a salad mix while larger, coarser greens taste best when lightly sautéed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Garden Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eBeta vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e. (55-60 days).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOrganic Detroit Dark Red beet is an old time heirloom favorite dating back to 1892. Gardeners today still contend this is their favorite variety for a dependable root harvest. Detroit Dark Red produced 3\" round beets perfect for canning or table use. This beet has a truly sweet flavor with a fine grade texture that will surely please most palates.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDetroit Dark Red tops are a great spinach substitute in salads, although we prefer other varieties for their tops. This beet is the star performer for its wonderful root. Detroit Dark Red is cold hardy, and seeds can germinate and grow in soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e1936 James Seed Catalog says...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"An excellent strain of this all-purpose Beet which will suit the most critical gardener. The roots are smooth and almost true globe shape, with small tops. The flesh is dark red, tender and sweet. Not as early as Egyptian, but stands hot weather better and is a better keeper. Plant in mellow ground from earliest Spring until late in June, thin to about 3 inches and at all times keep soil well cultivated.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDetroit Dark Red makes an excellent canning variety. For pickling, Detroit Dark Red is hard to beat as well.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA rich source of Iron, Calcium, and Vitamins: A, B1, B2, C, and Niacin. Heat and cold tolerant.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDetroit Dark Red beet has long been touted as a long keeper in root cellars. It is mentioned in Mike \u0026amp; Nancy Bubel's book on Root Cellaring as having an outstanding storage life.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eOrganic Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 g - Approximately 125 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 1,250 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 5,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 20,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 100,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Approximately 500,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO organic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2018-07-12T14:32:36-06:00","created_at":"2018-07-12T14:53:06-06:00","vendor":"Sustainable Seed Company","type":"Vegetable Seeds","tags":["60-69 Days","Annual","Beet","Cooler","Full Sun","Heirloom","Heirloom+Organic","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Organic","Packet","Purple","Seeds","veg_beet","Vegetable"],"price":299,"price_min":299,"price_max":48151,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":31789873496179,"title":"3 g Packet","option1":"3 g Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"48455","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":28469054832755,"product_id":1227382227059,"position":1,"created_at":"2021-08-31T09:59:10-06:00","updated_at":"2021-08-31T11:48:35-06:00","alt":"Beet Seeds - 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Organic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds. \u003cem\u003eBeta vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e. Non-GMO. Organic. Since the turn of the century, organic Detroit Dark Red has been the preferred choice for homegrown classic American beets. Introduced in 1892 by Detroit’s world famous D.M. Ferry Seed Company, the American red beet eventually adopted the moniker “Detroit” since it became known that the best beets hailed from the “Motor City”. The 2-3\" globe-shaped roots are tender and sweet. A dual-purpose vegetable, the deep green tops can be cooked like swiss chard. ~1,250 seeds\/oz.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSelect a Different Use for This Seed:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"profile-links\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/beet-detroit-dark-red-microgreens-seeds?variant=45187194376\"\u003e \u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/files\/tlm-microgreens.png?4946520050077590398\"\u003e\u003cu\u003eMicrogreen\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Vegetable Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eBeta vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual 2-11 (Biennial 6-11)\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 55-60\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 5-14\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\/2\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3-4\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 12\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 8-12\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rooted and leafy upright\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Loose, sandy, loamy, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 55-70 °F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun - partial shade\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests and Disease:\u003c\/strong\u003e Monitor for aphids and leafhoppers which may lead to any number of yellowing and leaf-spotting diseases.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDetroit Dark Red Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Deep burgundy flesh and juice\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDetroit Dark Red Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Sweet and classic beet flavor\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Organic Detroit Dark Red Beets from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeet seeds are a cool weather favorite best sown directly outdoors 4-5 weeks prior to final spring frost or 4-5 weeks before the first autumn frost. Sow 3-4 Detroit beet seeds 1\/2” deep and 1-2” apart in fertile, organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOrganic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds germinate in 5-10 days, thinning best starts to every 3-4” as true leaves establish. Beet seeds may be pre-soaked for 24 hours to encourage germination. Beets can be sown every 2-3 weeks for replete season-long harvests. Avoid using fertilizers high in nitrogen causing plants to produce plentiful vegetation, but smaller roots. A top layer of mulch will help roots cool and retain moisture.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOrganic Detroit Dark Red Beets in the Vegetable Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlso 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. 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Organic Detroit Dark Red Beets\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost varieties of beet are ready to harvest in about 50-60 days from sowing or when showing 1” in diameter above soil, but will remain tender even up to 3-4” in diameter. In compacted soils, carefully loosen soil around roots before harvesting with help of a gardening fork. Beet greens can be harvested like lettuce or any culinary herb when 2-3” tall. Small tender greens can be enjoyed fresh in a salad mix while larger, coarser greens taste best when lightly sautéed.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Garden Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eBeta vulgaris\u003c\/em\u003e. (55-60 days).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOrganic Detroit Dark Red beet is an old time heirloom favorite dating back to 1892. Gardeners today still contend this is their favorite variety for a dependable root harvest. Detroit Dark Red produced 3\" round beets perfect for canning or table use. This beet has a truly sweet flavor with a fine grade texture that will surely please most palates.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDetroit Dark Red tops are a great spinach substitute in salads, although we prefer other varieties for their tops. This beet is the star performer for its wonderful root. Detroit Dark Red is cold hardy, and seeds can germinate and grow in soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e1936 James Seed Catalog says...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"An excellent strain of this all-purpose Beet which will suit the most critical gardener. The roots are smooth and almost true globe shape, with small tops. The flesh is dark red, tender and sweet. Not as early as Egyptian, but stands hot weather better and is a better keeper. Plant in mellow ground from earliest Spring until late in June, thin to about 3 inches and at all times keep soil well cultivated.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDetroit Dark Red makes an excellent canning variety. For pickling, Detroit Dark Red is hard to beat as well.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA rich source of Iron, Calcium, and Vitamins: A, B1, B2, C, and Niacin. Heat and cold tolerant.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDetroit Dark Red beet has long been touted as a long keeper in root cellars. It is mentioned in Mike \u0026amp; Nancy Bubel's book on Root Cellaring as having an outstanding storage life.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eOrganic Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 g - Approximately 125 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 1,250 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 5,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 20,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 100,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Approximately 500,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO organic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e"}
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55 days. Organic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds. Beta vulgaris. Non-GMO. Organic. Since the turn of the century, organic Detroit Dark Red has been the preferred choice for homegrown classic American beets. Introduced in 1892 by Detroit’s world famous D.M. Ferry Seed Company, the American red beet eventually adopted the moniker “Detroit” since it became known that the best beets hailed from the “Motor City”. The 2-3" globe-shaped roots are tender and sweet. A dual-purpose vegetable, the deep green tops can be cooked like swiss chard. ~1,250 seeds/oz.

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Growing Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Vegetable Seeds

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  • Latin Name: Beta vulgaris
  • Hardiness Zone: Annual 2-11 (Biennial 6-11)
  • Days to Maturity: 55-60
  • Days to Germination: 5-14
  • Seeding Depth: 1/2"
  • Plant Spacing: 3-4"
  • Row Spacing: 12"
  • Plant Height: 8-12"
  • Growth Habit: Rooted and leafy upright
  • Soil Preference: Loose, sandy, loamy, well-drained
  • Temperature Preference: 55-70 °F
  • Light Preference: Full sun - partial shade
  • Pests and Disease: Monitor for aphids and leafhoppers which may lead to any number of yellowing and leaf-spotting diseases.
  • Detroit Dark Red Color: Deep burgundy flesh and juice
  • Detroit Dark Red Flavor: Sweet and classic beet flavor

How to Grow Organic Detroit Dark Red Beets from Seed

Beet seeds are a cool weather favorite best sown directly outdoors 4-5 weeks prior to final spring frost or 4-5 weeks before the first autumn frost. Sow 3-4 Detroit beet seeds 1/2” deep and 1-2” apart in fertile, organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0.

Organic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds germinate in 5-10 days, thinning best starts to every 3-4” as true leaves establish. Beet seeds may be pre-soaked for 24 hours to encourage germination. Beets can be sown every 2-3 weeks for replete season-long harvests. Avoid using fertilizers high in nitrogen causing plants to produce plentiful vegetation, but smaller roots. A top layer of mulch will help roots cool and retain moisture.

Organic Detroit Dark Red Beets in the Vegetable Garden

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. 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.

Harvesting Organic Detroit Dark Red Beets

Most varieties of beet are ready to harvest in about 50-60 days from sowing or when showing 1” in diameter above soil, but will remain tender even up to 3-4” in diameter. In compacted soils, carefully loosen soil around roots before harvesting with help of a gardening fork. Beet greens can be harvested like lettuce or any culinary herb when 2-3” tall. Small tender greens can be enjoyed fresh in a salad mix while larger, coarser greens taste best when lightly sautéed.

About Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Garden Seeds

Beta vulgaris. (55-60 days).

Organic Detroit Dark Red beet is an old time heirloom favorite dating back to 1892. Gardeners today still contend this is their favorite variety for a dependable root harvest. Detroit Dark Red produced 3" round beets perfect for canning or table use. This beet has a truly sweet flavor with a fine grade texture that will surely please most palates.

Detroit Dark Red tops are a great spinach substitute in salads, although we prefer other varieties for their tops. This beet is the star performer for its wonderful root. Detroit Dark Red is cold hardy, and seeds can germinate and grow in soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees.

1936 James Seed Catalog says...

"An excellent strain of this all-purpose Beet which will suit the most critical gardener. The roots are smooth and almost true globe shape, with small tops. The flesh is dark red, tender and sweet. Not as early as Egyptian, but stands hot weather better and is a better keeper. Plant in mellow ground from earliest Spring until late in June, thin to about 3 inches and at all times keep soil well cultivated."

Detroit Dark Red makes an excellent canning variety. For pickling, Detroit Dark Red is hard to beat as well.

A rich source of Iron, Calcium, and Vitamins: A, B1, B2, C, and Niacin. Heat and cold tolerant.

Detroit Dark Red beet has long been touted as a long keeper in root cellars. It is mentioned in Mike & Nancy Bubel's book on Root Cellaring as having an outstanding storage life.

Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds Per Package:

  • 3 g - Approximately 125 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Approximately 1,250 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 5,000 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 20,000 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Approximately 100,000 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Approximately 500,000 Seeds

Non-GMO organic Detroit Dark Red beet seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.

 
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