Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Detroit Dark Red') in the Beets Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 10-12 inches
Plant Spread: 5-8 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: edible
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Roots
Eating Methods: Cooked
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Date: 2015-08-03
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 4, 2014 6:38 AM

About 60 days to maturity. These beets are round and smooth and have a bright scarlet-red color. The medium-sized roots are usually tender and sweet, and this variety is good for eating fresh or for canning. Direct-sow the seeds in fall or as soon as soil can be worked in spring. They like soil that is loose, rich, and well-drained.

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on May 28, 2018 7:39 AM

Performs well. Not my favorite as it becomes woody quicker than other varieties that I grow. It is dependable, Just don't leave it too long in the ground.

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Trish On January 27, 2015 Seeds sown
Grew last year. Good producer. Sowed in raised beds
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