Beetroot – Detroit

40 seed – Beta vulgaris

High yielding globe-shaped deep crimson root with smooth skin, tops useful as greens, attractive dark green foliage with red veins. Detroit Dark Red Beets have a robust flavor, intense color-bright crimson, with no white streaks or rings, they are sweet and smooth-tasting. Eat raw, steamed or as soup; excellent flavor. Sow directly into the open ground. Thin out seedlings to 15cm apart as they emerge. Do not transplant.


Germination Time (Days) 15 – 25
Maturity Time (Days) 55 – 85
Sowing Depth (mm) 20 – 30
Plant Spacing (cm) 5 – 10
Row Spacing (cm) 30 – 40
pH 6 – 7.5
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct


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