Single Packet of 1,000 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Dark Red Detroit Beets, from freshly harvested beta vulgaris seeds. Dark Red Detroit is an heirloom variety that produces 3 inch, round roots. The outer skin is dark red in coloring, as is it's inner flesh. Mild and sweet, the roots can be sliced up and enjoyed raw, or in salads. The tops grow to a mature height of roughly 12 inches tall, producing vibrant, leafy greens, with dark red stems and veins. The leafy tops of Dark Red Detroit Beets can be used as a spinach alternative and are very delicious and nutritious as well. Detroit Dark Red Beets will be ready for harvesting in roughly 55 to 60 days.
Beets, or "Beetroots" are an easy variety of vegetable to grow in your home garden. They date back to as early as 2,000 B.C., spreading from Babylonia to China, around 850 A.D. Forming round, globe shaped roots, Dark Red Detroit Beets grow much like carrots, turnips and radishes. Categorized as an annual, they grow quickly in the cooler temperatures of early Spring and late Fall. Once they are fully grown, they can be harvested, thus ending their lifecycle. If temperatures become too hot, your beets will begin to bolt. This simply means that your Beetroot plants will no longer send it's energy to produce it's roots, instead it will produce seeds.This can be beneficial if you are looking to collect seeds to regrow the following season.