The Old Farmer's Almanac Heirloom Beet Seeds (Detroit Dark Red) - Approx 400 Seeds

Introduced in 1892 Detroit Dark Red Beets are the quintessential American beet with striking, dark-red globes, succulent flesh infused with sweet flavors; and delicious deep green tops. Each 8 Gram packet contains approximately 400 premium, non-GMO, heirloom seeds.
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Beets are a cool weather crop best sown directly in early spring, after the danger of frost has passed, or in early fall. They are sensitive to acidic soils and prefer a pH of 6.0-7.0. Plant 3-4 seeds 1/2" deep and 1-2" apart in fertile, organically rich, well-drained soil. Keep the soil moist for the first 21 days. Once true leaves are established, thin back to 1 plant every 2-3". After 45-55 days, beets should be 2-3" wide; but they can be harvested earlier if “baby” beets are preferred.

Enjoy more beets... Sow beets every 2-3 weeks for continued harvests throughout the season.

Don't throw away the tops! Detroit Dark Red Beets have scarlet stems and deep green tops that taste delicious; and can be cooked and enjoyed like spinach or swiss chard.

Wit & Wisdom: Beets have long been considered an aphrodisiac: Ancient Greeks thought that Aphrodite, their goddess of love, used them to enhance her appeal. Read The Old Farmer's Almanac Beets Growing Guide!

The Old Farmer's Almanac Beet Seeds (Detroit Dark Red)

UPC Code 850008688256
Weight 8 Grams
Country of Origin United States
Packaging Packet
Seed Type Non-GMO, Premium, Heirloom
Growth Medium Soil
Life Cycle Annual
Hardiness Zone USDA 3-10
Seed Count Approximately 400 Seeds
When to Plant Early Spring, Early Fall
Packed for Year 2021
Scientific (Latin) Name Beta Vulgaris
Planting Depth 1/2 Inch
Plant Spacing 2-3 Inches
Row Spacing 12 Inches
Time to Germination 5-10 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 45-55 Days
Fruit / Vegetable Size 2-3 Inches Wide