Beta vulgaris

'Detroit Dark Red'

Common Beet, Detroit Dark Red Beet

In Stock: 4.209 lb (Total:4.209lb)
  • Beta vulgaris 'Detroit Dark Red'

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4.21 lb


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4.21 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.

Grow your greens and nurture your health with the remarkable Beta vulgaris 'Detroit Dark Red', commonly known as the Detroit Dark Red Beet. This biennial vegetable is a nutritional powerhouse, boasting roots laden with vitamin C and tops brimming with vitamin A.
The Detroit Dark Red Beet is not frost tender and is suitable for various soil types including sandy, loamy, and clay, making it a versatile asset to any garden. Preferring well-drained soil and plenty of sun, it promises a consistent growth rate and the possibility of multiple crops in one season.
The deep-red roots are delicious boiled as a vegetable or served in salads after cooking and adding oil and vinegar. Even sweeter, the beet seeds are accompanied by radish seeds that germinate swiftly and can be harvested before the beets, offering you two lush crops instead of one.
This healthy heart vegetable is low in calories and free of cholesterol and fat, while it also brims with minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Not only does it nourish with its fiber, vitamins, and minerals, but the unique plant-derived antioxidants also help to lower the chance of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular diseases.
Interestingly, this beet variety gets its durability from the Fordhook variety of Swiss chard, renowned for its cold and heat tolerance and its broad, deep-green leaves that make it an excellent addition to salads or as a steamed green.

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