Beetroot Detroit Red 50 Seeds

Beta vulgaris

Detroit Red is a deep red colour, globed shaped, approx. 6-8cm in size. Popular for the home garden.

Soak seeds in water 24 hours before planting so that you can separate the seeds. Thinning is nearly always required as seedlings emerge from a seedball of several seeds. If you don't thin them, you will get a number of rather pathetic plants which don't grow to an edible size. Harvest in 55 - 70 days but will keep in ground for longer.

Keep well-watered as dry beetroot develop a woody and inedible core. Tip from the Italian Gardener ' Make sure the top of the beet's bulb is covered with soil; this keeps the entire bulb the same color and prevents 'corkiness' at the top of the bulb." For tasty and tender beetroot, start harvesting at golfball-size. a spinach replacement. 


  • Sow Moderate Climate: Sep-Apr
  • Sow Warm Climate: Aug-Apr
  • Sow Sub-Tropical Climate: Feb-Oct
  • Sow Tropical Climate: Feb-Jul
  • Sowing Method: Sow Direct
  • Depth: 20-25mm
  • Row Spacing: 30-40cm
  • Plant Spacing: 5-10cm
  • Soil Temp: 20-25 °C
  • Emerge: 15-25 Days
  • Harvest: 50-90 Days


Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
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By: on 26 July 2018
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