Organic Beets: “Detroit Dark Red” (56 Days)
2 g ~100 seeds
Organic Beets: “Detroit Dark Red” (2 g ~100 seeds) Description:
Our Organic Heirloom “Detroit Dark Red” Beets are an old time, dependable, cold-hardy (as low as 40 degrees F) favorite dating back to 1892. Plants produce 3″ sweet round beets, perfect for canning, pickling or table use. Don’t forget the edible “Greens” (leaves) which are very nutritious. Long storage life in root cellars.
The 1936 James Seed Catalog describes the Detroit Dark Red Beet as, “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.”
All of Our Seeds are 100% Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO, Open-Pollinated and USDA Certified Organic Seeds.
Seed Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seeds Per Gram: 40-60
Germination Temperature: 55-65
Days to Germination: 5-7
Row Spacing: 4″
Plant Spacing: 3″
100′ Row Yield: 45 lb.
Planting Tips For Beet Seeds:
Beet seeds can be planted in early spring or midsummer. Soak seeds overnight in a damp towel before planting for improved germination. Plant beet seeds 1” apart and thin weakest seedlings to desired spacing. Keep soil evenly moist to prevent beet roots from getting woody. For longer harvest, stagger beet plantings every 2-3 weeks.