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Beet - Detroit Dark Red
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The classic beet. Round, red and vigorous with tasty nutrient-rich greens and roots. A true heirloom first introduced in 1892. Stores and cans well, can last all winter in root cellar. Grows well in cool climates and alkaline soils.
Direct seed in garden: sow about 1 inch apart, 1/4 in deep and thin for greens and baby beets. Spring crops: sow 2-4 weeks before last frost. Fall crops for winter keepers: sow 6-8 weeks before first frost.
beet greens are a delicious source of nutrients, raw or cooked; harvest up to one-third per plant without impacting root growth
plants grow slowly until garden temps are about 60℉
some varieties tend to grow out of the ground as root matures; hill these to keep root top covered
the beet taproot is a fabulous accumulator of body-nourishing minerals
succession plant for an abundant supply of greens and roots
root makes excellent dye for fabric and food
Seed Count: 125
Plant Cycle: Biennial
Days to Germinate: 4-10
Days to Harvest: 60
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Planting Seasons: Spring and Fall
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Advanced
Seed Storage : About 3+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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