Beet Detroit Dark Red - Cornucopia Seeds

Beet Detroit Dark Red - Cornucopia Seeds

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Beta vulgaris

You can count on this fine heirloom variety for rich flavored, red-fleshed round beets. Enjoy garden-fresh or use for canning, pickling or freezing. The abundant vitamin-rich leaves, striped with red, are delicious quickly braised or fresh in salads. Plants 8 in.

Light Full sun
Row Spacing  8-10 inches
Plant Spacing  4 inches
Planting depth 1/2 inches
Days to Germination 10-14 days
Plant Height  8 inches

Gardener's Notes: In early spring, when frost danger is over, plant in fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 2 inch apart, and firm soil well over seeds. When seedlings emerge, carefully thin each cluster, leaving individual seedlings 4 inches apart so roots have room to size up. Keep well watered for best flavor. Make several sowings 2-3 weeks apart for continual supply. Plant again at midsummer for a fall crop.

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