Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds 1260


Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
packet M-1260-PKT $2.19 In stock
25-g I-1260-25G $7.20 In stock
125-g E-1260-125G $14.95 In stock
500-g G-1260-500G $34.65 In stock
1-kg A-1260-1KG $48.40 In stock



Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds 1260. Heirloom Vegetable.

Approx. 450 seeds/packet (60 seeds/gram)

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 their “earthy” flavour.

This product is part of the Gourmet Beet Seeds Collection.

How to Grow

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 to 5 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.


Betterave – Rouge Foncé de Detroit

Maturité: 63 jours. Variété traditionnelle. Les racines rondes rouge foncé, à couronne lisse et petite pointe, sont excellentes consommées fraîches, en conserves ou congelées. Probablement la plus populaire des betteraves potagères.


Semez les graines à l’extérieur vers la fin de mai, en août, et septembre ou à l’intérieur pour les repiquer quand tout risque de gel est écarté. Semez à 2,5 cm (1 po) d’écartement et à 3 mm (1/8 po) de profondeur, en plein soleil, dans une terre ordinaire.

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