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Name: DETROIT DARK RED BEET 1260
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Teaser: This variety is the standard bearer of the beet family! Dark red, globe shaped roots have a smooth crown and small taproot.
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Heirloom Vegetable

This 1892 introduction is the standard bearer of the beet family! Dark red, globe shaped roots have a smooth crown and small taproot. The quick maturity, sweet slightly earthy taste, uniform shape and consistent interior colour make this variety the perfect candidate for canning or freezing. Very low in geosmin. Geosmin is the naturally occurring compound in beets responsible for "earthy" flavours.

  • Packet $1.89
  • 25g $5.45
  • 125g $10.75
  • 500g $21.50
  • 1kg $29.95

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Product Code 1260
How To Grow 60 seeds/gram Beets thrive in sandy loam with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. Remember to fertilize. For continual harvest, sow seeds 1.2 cm (1/2") deep and 2.5 cm (1") apart in two week intervals beginning when the soil has warmed to 7 C (45 F) and avoid sowing after mid July. As each beet seed is actually a corky fruit with 2 or 3 seeds contained within, it is important to thin the young seedlings to 7–10 cm (3–4") apart to provide enough room for proper root formation. Use plants that are thinned as a source of tender, edible greens. Over-watering or excessive rainfall may lead to excessive leaf growth and pale or small roots. One packet sows approximately 6 m (20’) of row.
Life Cycle Annual
Propagation Sow Direct
Days to Emergence 8 to 10
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Root Crop
Frost Tolerance Can Withstand Light Frost
Days to Harvest 63
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Heirloom
Length of Row Packet Approximately 6 m (20')
Family Name Chenopodiaceae
Latin Beta vulgaris
 
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