PlantsBeets→Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Detroit Dark Red')

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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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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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Plant Events from our members
Trish On January 27, 2015 Seeds sown
Grew last year. Good producer. Sowed in raised beds
antsinmypants On May 2, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On April 25, 2021 Seeds sown
Outdoors in raised bed.
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