Detroit Dark Red Beet
Both sweet and succulent!
Planting Guide: Start about one month prior to the last seasonal frost, direct sow in well-drained soil. Sow 1" deep, 1" apart in rows about 18" apart. Ideal to mix in with radishes. Full Sun.
Tip: Soak seeds for about 2 hours prior to planting. Ideal for succession planting. Not ideal for transplanting. Water regularly. Mulch recommended to maintain moisture.
Harvest: Average of 50-70 days, however the leaves can be harvested at any time. Ideal harvest time is when the roots are about the size of a golf ball. Clear the surrounding soil and gently pull the beet from the soil by the base of the leaves.
Did you know that cutting the tops of beets will keep them fresh longer?