Detroit Dark Red Beets
This root crop is deep red in color, with super sweet juicy yet firm flesh. The seeds will need to be directly seeded into the garden. They grow to be about 3" in diameter at harvest. The leaves can also be harvested and cooked as greens. Beets contain significant amounts of vitamin C, iron, magnesium, dietary fiber, folate, potassium and manganese. They can be eaten raw in a salad, roasted, boiled, used in soups, and even pickled. For some inspiration, check out some of these creative ways to use your beets.
|Days to germination||5-15 days|
|Days to maturity||58 days
|Plant time||September through February|
|Soil temperature||40-70 F
|Optimum soil P.H||6 - 7.5|