Beetroot Detroit Red


  • Beta vulgaris
  • Seed Packet contains approx 200 seed.
  • Open Pollinated. Untreated
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Beetroot Detroit Red

Beetroot Detroit Red is an all-purpose beet. This medium-early variety produces round, dark red roots that are tender and fine-grained throughout. Ideal for use fresh, canned, pickled and frozen. Tops are great for salads too!

When to Sow

Cool Climate: SEP – MAR (very slow in winter to grow)

Temperate: AUG – MAY

Sub – Tropical: MAR – OCT

Tropical: APR – JUN

Arid: FEB – OCT

  • Sowings in early spring in cool climates may need protection from heavy frosts

Spacing 10 cms apart, I multi sow 3 seed to a hole and water well as they grow. If keeping the water up is difficult, thin to 1 plant. Add Boron to watering can upon planting helps in Tassie soils.

Beets were domesticated in the ancient Middle East, primarily for their greens, and were grown by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. By the Roman era, it is thought that they were cultivated for their roots as well.

From the Middle Ages, beetroot was used as a treatment for a variety of conditions, especially illnesses relating to digestion and the blood. Bartolomeo Platina recommended taking beetroot with garlic to nullify the effects of “garlic-breath”.

During the middle of the 19th century, wine often was coloured with beetroot juice

  • approx 65 seed / gram
Dimensions14.5 × 1 × 9 cm

10 grams, 20 grams, Packet, 5 grams

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