Beet, Detroit Dark Red (Beta vulgaris) seeds, organic
$2.45 – $20.10
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
Biennial. 55 days to maturity.
Detroit dark red produces mid-sized roots, very round, intensely red. Direct seed in the spring garden by making a shallow furrow in a good seedbed, sprinkling in the seeds, barely covering, and tamp and keep moist until germination, which is rapid. Thin to 4 inches apart.
Packet contains 100 seeds
5 g contains ~ 350 seeds
10 g contains ~700 seeds
Certified Organically Grown
PS: In 2019 I planted 100 RF of these by direct-seeding in the garden on May 14th. The beets grew pretty well, and I thinned them to 4 inches apart. On August 6 I harvested 3 for my mother (pictured in gallery, with roots pointing up) and they weighed in at over a pound apiece. That took 83 days.