Tender and delicious, these 2½”–3″ beautiful, deep crimson beets do not get woody as do smaller varieties if allowed to grow large. Perfect for pickling, roasting, and even raw in salads! The greens rival chard and spinach for tenderness and flavor, and are very nutritious. Leaf tops reach up to 12″-18″ tall. Botanical Interests’® Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 33 feet.
60 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F, for early summer crop. Sow 6-8 weeks before your average first fall frost date for late summer/fall crop. In mild climates, sow fall through winter.
Indoors: Not recommended; root disturbance delays maturity.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.