Beet, Detroit Dark Red (Beta vulgaris) seeds, organic
$2.45 – $20.10
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
Biennial. 55 days to maturity.
Detroit dark red produces intensely red roots. The can be harvested at any stage, from small to large, and remain solid and delicious even when allowed to grow magnificently large. That’s a lot of borscht. The beet greens may also be harvested and juiced fresh or simmered as a pot-herb. This is also delicious and powerfully good for you. We do grow our own beet seed and encourage use of this cultivar–it is the very best in our opinion–and growing beets gives a very impressive yield per square foot–one of the best homegrown foods there is. 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 50 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.
PSS: On October 27th of the same year I harvested a few more beets. The largest weighed in at 3.8 lbs. (!)