Vegetable Description: This heirloom variety is one of the most popular beets out there! Prolific, Detroit Dark Red beets mature in an average of 58 days. Roots are nearly globe shaped, 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter with smooth skin, and are blood red in color with virtually no zoning. Solid roots keep well, and are also great for canning! Medium green tops with tinges of red can be harvested early and used for salad greens. Resistant to Downy Mildew.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
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Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 60
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 1900
Vegetable Height: 12” to 18”
Vegetable Spacing: 2” to 4”
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside as soon as the ground can be worked. Can also be fall planted. Plant about 4” apart and 1/2“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 12”-18” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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