Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds QTY. 150

South GA Seed Company
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This plant produces good yields of exceptional quality 3" diameter dark red globe shaped delicious beets and one of the best beets on the market. Ideal for boiling, pickling, canning, baking, and freezing. Excellent storage variety.

  • QTY: 150
  • Seed Planting Depth: 1/2"
  • Germination Temperature: 55-65
  • Days to Germination: 5-7
  • Row Spacing: 4"
  • Plant Spacing: 3"
  • 100' Row Yield: 45 lb
  • Sun: Full
  • Harvest time: 56 days

How to Save Seeds

Beets will cross pollinate with other beet varieties as well as chard varieties. So with that in mind I would suggest only growing one kind of beet or chard since they require a distance of at least ¾ of a mile. Beets are biennial meaning they must be overwintered in order to produce seed the next year. Some gardeners pull the beets trim the leaves back to 2 inches over the bulb and overwinter them in a root cellar in either damp sawdust or sand. Some gardeners that enjoy warmer winters mulch them and hope they survive the winter temps. Once spring arrives replant them and wait for the seed. Once seed is dry collect and store.