Beets - Beet – Detroit Dark Red, ORGANIC

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

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Beta vulgaris

HEIRLOOM This is the beet that fell in love with a mason jar! A consistent producer for canning, juicing, pickling, or roasting. Burgundy globe-shaped roots with bright green leaves and little zoning.
Oh the humble beet! As sweet as candy, literally since a lot of U.S. sugar comes from beets, this vegetable will find its way to the table in so many ways – roasted, boiled, raw, pickled, sautéed, pureed in soups, juiced, and dehydrated. Roots will store for 1-4 months without the tops, bringing the dinner table bright nutritious food in the middle of winter. Of course, the greens are delicious too and can be cooked just like spinach or chard. Nutrients: dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, B6, thiamine, riboflavin, folate, niacin, iron, potassium, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.
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Product Description

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100′ Row Average Yield / 100′ Row Days to Harvest
2200 1/2 oz 100 lbs 50-60
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
All 45-75°F Full Sun Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/2″ 1-2″ 80
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
3-5″ 5-17 Biennial 2-3 years

Bed Preparation:

Beets grow best in soil that is well-drained and contains little to no rocks. A spot that receives full sun is optimal. Make sure that the spot you pick will allow for roots to penetrate the ground up to 10”. Beets require greater depth in order to grow a long, healthy taproot. Add compost and plenty of organic material to soil to ensure that beets will have plenty of nutrients to uptake once the seeds sprout. Phosphorus fertilizer may also be added along rows to enhance root growth.

Planting:

Direct sow beet seeds outdoors at a depth of ½”. Space seeds 1-2” apart. Seeds will sprout in 5-17 days. Thin sprouts as they come up to space mature plants 3-5” a part. Give beets deep waterings 2 times a week. This will coax the beet roots to grow longer and larger when reaching for moisture deeper in the soil.

Harvesting:

Beet greens mature in about 35 days, where as their roots mature in 50-80 days. Greens can be harvested by pruning leaves with shears. This will allow for a cut-and-come-again harvest.

Seed Saving:

Beets are similar to carrots and other root vegetables in that they do not flower and set seed until their second year of growth. In the beet’s second season, wait to the greens of the beets have completely gone brown. Cut off the top 4” of the plant and store in a cool, dry place for 4 weeks to allow the seeds to ripen. The seed can then be stripped off the dry foliage or pounded in a bag to release the seed. Store the seed in a paper envelope, bag or jar in a cool, dry place. Seeds may be viable for up to two years.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Size

2 grams – Packet, 1/2 oz, 1 oz

3 reviews for Beet – Detroit Dark Red, ORGANIC

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Grew these summer 2015. Soil not the best but the beets grew well and were the sweetest, best tasting beets I have grown.

  2. 5 out of 5

    :

    Easy to grow. Keep well.

  3. 5 out of 5

    :

    Very dependable beet. We’ve tried other varieties, but none compare to the taste and production of Detroit Dark Reds!

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