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Beet Seeds, Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet

Beet Seeds, Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet

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Organic Detroit Dark Red Beet, Open Pollinated, Non-GMO
15 seeds per package

Almost perfectly round 3" beets have striking dark-red, succulent flesh infused with deep, sweet flavor. Baby beets make for excellent eating. Harvesting promotes growth of the remaining beets. When planting, mix beet seeds with fast sprouting radish seeds to mark the rows.

Full Sun
Direct Sow
Days to germination, about 14-21 days
Approximately 59 days to maturity
Fruit Size, about 3”
Mature Height, about 8-10”
Mature spread, about 12”

• Sow beet seeds in well-worked, well-drained soil in full sun after danger of frost in spring.
• Beets are sensitive to acidic soils and prefer a pH of 6.0 – 7.0. If your soil is more acidic, add Garden Lime as directed on the bag.
• Sow thinly in rows 12 inches apart and cover with ½ inches of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
• Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
• Thin to stand about 3" apart when seedlings are 1-2" tall. Note that beet seeds are actually clusters of seeds and require more thinning
than other crops.
• Keep weeds under control during the growing season.
• Keep plants well-watered during dry periods to promote uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the
growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers
water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off
before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
• Monitor for pests and diseases.

• Pick the greens when they are 4-6 inches long and the roots are less than 2 inches in diameter.
• Harvest roots at 1 inch for baby beets, up to 3 inches for mature beets.
• Cook beet greens like spinach.
• Beet roots can be pickled, grilled, baked or broiled.

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