Detroit Dark Red Beet

Beta vulgaris | SKU: 0910A
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$3.25 to $24.00
  • Organic
  • Very dark red color
  • Prolific
  • Stores well
  • 60-65 days
  • ±1,700 seeds/oz

$3.25 to $24.00

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Item Details

Great for canning and fresh eating, this variety is a good keeper, producing round, blood-red, 3"-diameter roots. This historic variety was introduced in 1892 by D.M. Ferry & Company. Original selections were made from the Early Blood Turnip beet by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. 60-65 days. ±1,700 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow Detroit Dark Red Beet

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/2"

Rows Apart: 20-24"

Thin: 4-6" Apart

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Plant at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible.

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My grandpa's favorite

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This was my grandpa's favorite beet. It grows well in hard soil and the skin slips off very easily after boiling. As with most beets, it will bleed like crazy if you remove too much of the tops and then try and boil it to remove the skin. Great flavor, a little more earthy than some but very good.