Detroit Dark Red beet is an old time heirloom favorite dating back to 1892. Gardeners today still contend this is their favorite variety for a dependable root harvest.
Easy-to-grow beets do double-duty in the kitchen, producing tasty roots for baking, boiling and fresh greens to boil or steam. Plant them early for top quality and best flavor.
Soak seeds in water 24 hours before planting so that you can separate the seeds . Recommended soil pH 5.5 -6.5 Thinning is nearly always required as seedlings emerge from a seedball of several seeds.
Keep well-watered. Dry beetroot develop a woody and inedible core.
For tasty and tender beetroot, start harvesting at golfball-size.
Easy to grow.
Harvest in 55-70 days
Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed.
Best planted at soil temperatures between 7°C and 25°C.
Space plants: 20-30cm
One cup (250 mL) of cooked diced beets contains 50 calories. Beets are a good source of folacin and a source
of Vitamin C and potassium.
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