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|Soil pH Preferences:
||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
||Unusual foliage color
||Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Detroit Dark Red'.
Posted by SongofJoy
(Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 4, 2014 6:38 AM concerning plant:
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.
Posted by farmerdill
(Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on May 28, 2018 7:39 AM concerning plant:
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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||On January 27, 2015
Grew last year. Good producer. Sowed in raised beds
||On May 2, 2021
||On April 25, 2021
Outdoors in raised bed.
||On March 6, 2022
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