Beet, Detroit Red (Beta vulgaris) - 200 Seeds

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This heirloom beet is one of the most popular beets out there! The round, smooth roots are about 3" in diameter and keep well for canning. On the inside, these Detroit dark red beets are blood red in color, with virtually no zoning. Medium green tops with tinges of red can be harvested early and used for salad greens. 

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•58 days
•USDA Zones 2-12

Growing Instructions:
Direct sow Detroit Dark Red beet seeds outside 4 weeks before the last expected frost. Soften the seeds by soaking them in water for 2 hours, then plant in full sun and well drained soil. Sow them 1" deep and 1" apart in rows 1-2' apart. Tamp down the earth above the seeds to ensure good contact with the soil, and germination should take place in 5-15 days. Add compost or other organic matter for healthy growth. For companion planting benefits, plant Detroit Dark Red beet seeds with bush beans, onions, or members of the cabbage family; avoid planting them near pole beans. Since each beet "seed" holds up to 8 actual seeds, the seedlings will need to be thinned to 3" apart. The uprooted plants do well as a second crop, as transplanting them will set them about 2 weeks behind the original plants. Take care not to bruise the seedlings when weeding. They love cool weather, and can survive temperatures down to 25F.

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