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Beet Seeds, Detroit Dark Red Beetroot Seed

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The Detroit Dark Red is the all-time old, standard all-purpose heirloom beet. This is by far the most popular beet for home gardens.

Detroit Dark Red Beet has blood red flesh that is very sweet and tasty. The 3 inch Beetroots are perfectly round with no rings or streaks.  On average the greens are 13-16" tall and  are wonderful mixed into salads or sautéed. Keeps well.

This heirloom was first introduced in 1892 by Mr. Reeves of Ontario, Canada.

How to Grow Beets  Companion Plant Guide  Beetroot Varieties

  • Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
  • Zone: 2-11
  • Seed to Harvest: 55-60 (Spring/Summer)
  • Seed to Harvest: 60-80 (Fall/Winter)
  • Height: Leaves 14” Tall
  • Fruit Weight: Varies
  • Fruit Color: Deep Red Purple
  • Treated: No
  • Germination Time: 5-14 Days
  • Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate: 90%
  • Lifecycle: Annual (Biennial)
  • Sunlight: Full Sun / Partial Sun
  • Watering: Adequate
  • Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Sow Depth: 1/2 to 1inch
  • Plant Spacing: 2-4 inches
  • Row Spacing: 24 inches
  • Season of Interest: Cool / Warm
  • Approx. Seed Count 24,000 per Lb.

Did you know…The Romans considered beetroot an aphrodisiac, probably because they are a good source of tryptophan, betanin and boron, which affect mood and sex hormones in both men and women.


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Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. Beetroot 101