Organic Detroit-Dark-Red Beet Seeds
Grown and harvested in Ontario, organic Detroit-Dark-Red Beet seeds have 50 days to maturity. This dark red, round beet is one of the best storage beets. Roots are sweet, uniform and reach 8 cm when mature. Tops are green, streaked with red and are good in salads or braised.
Sow in early spring when soil has warmed slightly and hard frosts are almost over. Cool weather produces the best root colour. Sow 1.5 cm deep, 10 seeds per 30 cm. For baby greens leave spacing as is and for roots thin to 5-7 cm. Eat the thinnings. Greens can be harvested throughout the season and do well when lettuce is not very productive in the heat of summer. Beets can also be sown indoors 5-6 weeks before last frost and transplanted to the garden. Be careful not to disturb the roots when transplanting. Many gardeners prefer direct seeding.