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Beta Vulgaris

Detroit Dark Red Beet- Organic, Heirloom Seeds

Detroit Dark Red Beets are native to Ontario. Developed from a species known as Blood Turnip by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario.  It is appropriate for fresh market, processing and market garden production. Roots are smooth and round with dark green foilage.

Days to Maturity 65

Packet Contains 125 - 150 seeds

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Growing Beets - Benefits and Instructions

Benefits of Growing Beets

  • Long Season Crop - Plant Spring for Summer Harvest and Summer for Fall Harvest.  Frost tolerant
  • Multipurpose - harvest leaves or roots
  • Nutritional Profile -  Very rich in minerals, contains antioxidants
  • Use in: bortsch, dips, juicing, roasts, etc

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Growing Instructions


Sun Exposure: Choose a full sun location. Beets will grow in part sun but tuber production reduced, would be more suitable for baby beet or beet green producton
Soil:  Beets require a light, well-drained, cool soil with pH between 6.5 and 6.8. Compost or well-rotted manure along with pure wood ashes, as a supply of additional potassium, should be mixed well into the soil prior to planting.
Moisture: Keep well-watered as drought will result in tough or woody roots.
Planting:  Plant every two weeks, starting as early as soil can be worked until late
Spacing:   Plant 9 beets per square foot of growing space using Square Foot Gardening Method.  
Sow seeds directly into the garden thinly 1⁄2-1 inch deep Soil temperature should be 18-24 degrees C for optimal germination but will germinate in cooler soil



Young and tender beet leaves can be used as greens. Dig or pull roots when 2-3 inches in diameter or desired size.


Beets are best pickled for off grid storage or stored in moist sand in a cool room.


Bush bean, cabbage family, corn, leek, lettuce, onion, radish.

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