Growing Non-GMO Detroit White Beet Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Beta vulgaris
- Common Names: Sugar Beet
- Beet Hardiness Zones: 2-11, Annual
- Days to Maturity: 55 days
- Seed Planting Depth: ½”
- Seed Spacing: 2-3"
- Garden Row Spacing: 12"
- Beet Growth Habit: Detroit White beet seeds mature into an 8-10" tall garden crop with a 6-8" spread
- Garden Soil Preference: Organically rich, evenly tilled, well-drained
- Grow Temp Preference: Day 60-70° F, Night 50-60° F
- Garden Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/Diseases/Troubleshooting: Non-GMO Beta vulgaris has no serious garden insects or pests. Beets may sometimes be affected by fungal leaf spots, mildew, and root rot. Watch for common garden pests such as aphids, leafhoppers, and sugar ants.
- Beet Color: Heirloom Detroit White is famous for clean white, stainless roots and light leafy greens
- Detroit White Flavor: Sweet and crunchy sugar beet
Non-GMO heirloom Detroit White beet seeds grow a cool weather garden crop best sown directly in early spring or early fall. Plant 3-4 Detroit White seeds ½” deep and 1-2” apart in fertile, organically rich, well-drained garden soil in full sun. Non-GMO beet vegetable seeds germinate in 5-10 days, then thin back in the garden to 1 plant every 2-3” once true leaves establish. Sow heirloom sugar beets in the garden every 2-3 weeks for replete harvests, and season-long growing. Like many root vegetables, Non-GMO Detroit white beet seeds do not transplant well and prefer direct garden sowing.
Since the turn of the 20th century, the open-pollinated Detroit beet 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 heirloom beet eventually adopted the moniker “Detroit” since it became widely known that the best beet seeds hailed from the “Motor City”.
Wholesale Non-GMO Detroit White Beet Vegetable Garden Seeds Per Package:
- 3 g - Wholesale - Approximately 125 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 1,250 Seeds
- 4 oz - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 5,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 20,000 Seeds
Heirloom Detroit White beet vegetable garden seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.