Detroit Dark Red Beet

The Detroit Dark Red Beet is the most popular beet on the market due to is tender and sweet taste.  Beets are also particularly convenient to grow because they can be harvested at any stage of growth.  Their mid-sized roots grow with a smooth, round shape and rich scarlet color in a 50-day growth cycle. 

  • Non-Hybrid
  • High Germination Rate
  • Regenerating

Description

The Detroit Dark Red Beet is the most popular beet on the market due to is tender and sweet taste.  Beets are also particularly convenient to grow because they can be harvested at any stage of growth.  The Detroit Beet is a biennial plant that produces a seed stalk the second year. Beets are delicious pickled, roasted, steamed or baked.  They can also be canned and stored effectively. Their mid-sized roots grow with a smooth, round shape and rich scarlet color in a 50-day growth cycle. Beets are a cool-weather crop, directly sown in fall or as soon as soil can be worked in spring.

 

Beet are one of the very best vegetables as far as nutritional value goes.  This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Potassium, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese.

 

A Canadian Gardener introduced the Detroit Dark Red Beet in 1892.  It has since become a premier, gourmet beet due to its rich taste and keeping quality.  A Detroit Dark Red Beet is a must-have for any serious gardener.  Because of its resilient nature, it is perfect for Seed Banks or Survival Seed Kits.

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