Beet 'Detroit Dark Red' Seeds

Unbeatable beets: dark red, extremely sweet flesh.

Availability: In stock



The most popular, old standard, all-purpose beet from 1892. These perfectly round 3" beets have striking deep red flesh that's incredibly sweet and tasty. Baby beets make excellent eating, and harvesting them helps promote the growth of the remaining beets. Ideal for fresh eating, boiling, pickling, canning, baking, and freezing.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Beta vulgaris
Life Cycle Biennial
Min. Time to Germinate 5 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 20 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost, Early Spring
Growing Height 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
Plant Spacing 3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 50-60
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 200