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Beet, Detroit Dark Red Med Top
Unbeatable beets: dark red, extremely sweet flesh.
These perfectly round 3" beets have striking deep red flesh that's incredibly sweet. Baby beets make excellent eating, and harvesting them helps promote the growth of the remaining beets. When planting, mix beet seeds with fast-sprouting radish seeds to mark the rows.
Sow beet seeds in well-worked soil after danger of frost in spring. In frost free areas, sow in fall. Sow thinly in rows 12" apart and cover with 1/2" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days.
How to Grow
Thin to stand about 3" apart when seedlings are 1-2" tall.
Pick the greens when they are 4-6" long and the roots are less than 2" in diameter. Store fall-harvested beets at 33-35°F at 95% humidity. Cook beet greens like spinach and can or pickle the roots. Beet roots can also be grilled, baked or broiled.