Beet, Detroit Dark Red

Beet, Detroit Dark Red

Geography/History:
Detroit Dark Red beet is an old time heirloom favorite dating back to 1892. Gardeners today still contend this
is their favorite variety for a dependable root harvest.

Nutritional Value:
It contains a number of nutrients including Iron, Calcium, Folic Acid and Vitamins A, B and C vitamins. It is also
a good anti-oxidant that can help to fight of cancer. They have one of the highest sugar contents of all
vegetables, yet are low in calories.
Sun: Full Sun
Spacing: 3
Height: 8 – 10 inch
Optimum Soil Ph: 7.0
Days To Maturity: 59
Sowing Method: Outdoor

Planting/Growing Tips:
Beet seeds can be planted in early spring or midsummer. Soak seeds overnight in damp towel before planting
for excellent germination. Plant beet seeds 1” apart and thin weakest seedlings to desired spacing. Keep soil
evenly moist to prevent beet roots from getting woody. For longer harvest, stagger beet plantings every 2-3
weeks.

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