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Characteristics: Root vegetable
Seed per packet: 25
Sweet tasty, and extremely nutritious root vegetable. The foliage is also highly regarded for taste and high in iron. The top growth can be eaten as chard or spinach.
Detroit Dark Red Beets are great sliced and in salads. The Detroit Red Beet is a blood red globe-shaped vegetable.
Tropical: Autumn, Winter Spring
Temperate: Winter to Mid-Autumn
Cool climate: Spring to Early Autumn
Sow: 12mm deep
For best results grow in trays of a quality seed raising mix transplant when 6cm high. Alternatively sow direct and thin to strongest plant.
Plant space: 10-12cm
Row Space: 20-25cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 8-10 weeks
Adaptable to most good garden soils, prefers an open sunny position. Avoid deformed beets by planting them in loose soil free from stones or rocks.