Organic Detroit Red Dark Beet Seeds - Beta vulgaris | The Living Seed Company LLC

Organic Detroit Red Dark Beet Seeds - Beta vulgaris

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Organic Heirloom Non-GMO Open-Pollinated                Detroit Red Dark Beet Seeds

The Detroit Dark Red Beet is a popular heirloom beet variety with a rich history. This beet variety has been cherished by gardeners and cooks alike for its deep red color, sweet flavor, and versatility. Its origins are traced back to the early 19th century, believed its name pays homage to Detroit, Michigan, where it gained popularity. Renowned for its vibrant, deep red color on its roots and its leaves. Globe-shaped, smooth, with a sweet, earthy flavor. Known for producing uniform, medium-sized beets adapted to various growing conditions. Enjoy fresh, roasted, pickled or canned!

Beets are a great source of vitamin A, thiamine, and vitamin C.

Fresh beet greens can used like a green, lightly cooked and seasoned!

  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Biennial: For seed saving
  • Sun: Partial-Full
  • Direct Sow: 2 weeks before last frost
  • Seed Count: 100
  • Days to Maturity: 30 days for greens, 50 days for roots
  • Plant Size: 8" - 18"

Growing Tips:

Keep soil evenly moist while seeds are germinating.

Seeds should be directly sown into the soil. They do not want their roots disrupted and want to be able to send them down as soon as they are planted. Thin groups of seedlings to healthiest. Plant in 2-3 week intervals for successive harvesting. Apply mulch at base. 

Harvesting Tips:

When eating the dark-purplish-red leaves, best when harvested young and tender, approximately 35 days. When harvesting beets waiting until they have reached maturity at 2” – 3”, about 50 days.

Beet root is at its nutritional highest when harvested young.

Over harvesting greens will inhibit root growth. 

Storage Tips:

Beet roots can be canned or frozen for longterm storage.