(Beta vulgaris) Despite being developed way back in 1892, Detroit Dark Red remains the most popular beet variety available today and its easy to see why it has maintained its prominence. Healthy plants produce deep red, 4" globes and vibrant bright green tops. A favorite variety for canning and pickling, but also great for fresh eating. A garden staple for any beet lover. 58 days to harvest. Approx. 100 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: Plant seeds outdoors once soil temps have reached 50 degrees. Pre-soaking seeds for 24 hours will improve germination. Sow 1/2" deep, 1-2" apart in rows 12" apart. Keep soil moist until germination has occurred (5-7 days). Thin to one plant every 3-4". Beets can be harvested at any time and the tops are also edible. A second sowing can be made in late summer for fall harvest.
Very high germination rate. Plants healthy.