Organic Beets: Detroit Dark Red (2.5g) Description:
Beets are an excellent source of many nutrients including vitamin C and B6. This colorful, healthy plant is friendly to most growing regions and makes a flavorful addition to a variety of dishes. Grow organic beets such as Detroit Dark Red Beets using non-hybrid, non-GMO, and 100% hybrid seeds from Patriot Seeds. Our seeds are open-pollinated, so you can grow, harvest, and replant your beet crop for years to come. When you’re ready to declare your food independence, buy Patriot Seeds!
Organic Beets: Detroit Dark Red Planting Instructions:
Plant beets when the soil is first workable in early spring. The plants will do best ¾” deep and 1” apart, in rows 12 to 18” apart and in full sun. The best color and flavor develops with cool conditions and bright sunlight. To harvest beets continuously throughout the summer, replant every 3 weeks until midsummer. Mulch and water well, making sure the beets get plenty of moisture. Grow time is about 65 days.
Organic Beets: Detroit Dark Red Harvesting Instructions:
The ideal time to harvest Detroit Dark Red Beets for canning, pickling, and cooking is after 60 days, when the beets are 1 ½” in diameter, but beets can be harvested at any time. To harvest your crop, separate the green tops from the roots, leaving 1” of stem on each beet.
Did You Know This About Detroit Dark Red Beets?
According to legend, the first beets were found in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The Detroit Dark Red Beet is much younger, however, and was first introduced to the United States in 1892.