Detroit dark red beet
Maturity Date: 60.
Detroit Dark red
Excellent all-purpose beet; medium size; globular, deep red; sweet and tender.beets are very cold tolerant and should be planted. Every 2 or 3 weeks from the time the ground can be worked. The heirloom. Detroit dark red is a go to Tryed and true This variety. Is great for the roots not the tops. And does a great microgreen. Or sprout the Detroit dark red is a heirloom non gmo and you can save the seeds from it. The biggest mistake gardeners make when planting beets for for root harvest is over planting. These seeds have great germination you only need about 9 to 12 seeds a square foot. So the roots have space to grow. They will add color to your market table and. Many thanks in your csa boxes. Heirloom beets are easy to grow. Will take a week to germinate the trick is not letting the seeds dry out so keep them moist
And another thing folks over look is makeing sure the soil is loose and composted. Also thinning is required if you want to have good sized roots so one helpful tip is not to over seed in the first place.
Here at beyond organic seeds we grow the seeds we offer for fresh market. And canning. Use. All of our varieties are gmo ready. To sow. The only way you are going to get garden flavor and quality is to use heirloom seed. Also heirlooms are way more forgiving in poor soils or if you miss a watering you will still get a crop. And will store. For a longer period of time
To. All of our farmers market friends you should order about four ounces for every market you do and plant early and often....folks will eat them over and over. happy growing!!!