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Detroit Supreme Beets pk/50

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SKU BT25-50
$1.50
Availability: In Stock
Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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60 days. Beta vulgaris. Open Pollinated. Plant produces good yields of dark red beets. This is an improved version of the Detroit Dark Red Beets with higher yields. The globe shaped beet has blood red flesh. The beets do not get woody, so perfect for canning and pickling. The glossy green medium tops make tangy boiling greens. It will grow even under adverse weather conditions, even in hot weather. Perfect for salads and pickling. Developed by Alf Christianson Seed Company. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Disease Rseistant: DM.

Lot No: 210550

Germination: 95%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 24,000

Plant Height: Leaves 18” Tall/Roots 3” Diameter

Planting Season: Spring/Summer/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Beet Seeds
Beta vulgaris

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2 "75 F to 85 F 14 to 21 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"12" 4"45 - 55 days
Beet Seeds Planting Information:

Beets do not do well in poor soil or clay soil, so prepare the soil by adding compost and manure. They thrive in cooler regions. Plant your seeds outdoors directly in the garden. Planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked and 1 week after last frost. Plant in 2 to 3 weeks intervals for a steady harvest until about 2 months before first killing frost in the fall. Plants can grow 2" to 12" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires loose fertile soil that is slightly alkaline in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil uniformly moist and from drying out.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Dig or pull roots when 2" or greater. You can harvest beets for greens at any time. Leave fall crop in the ground until needed or when soil begins to freeze.


DM – Downy Mildew

Scientific Name: Peronospora farinosa, Peronospora parasitica, Pseudoperonospora cubensis

Type: Fungus

Downy mildew is a fungal disease that affects the growth of beets, broccoli, cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, cucumbers, spinach, Swiss chard, and watermelons. Downy Mildew is most serious for cucumbers, which can drop dead in a week and stop producing any fruit to harvest. The disease affects both seedlings and mature plants.The infected leaves are retarded in growth, turn yellow then brown, and turn downward. A white to gray color mold appears on the underside of the leaves. The leaves will wilt and eventually die. The disease can spread rapidly under favorable conditions and infect the entire field. The infected plants should be removed and burned to avoid further infestation. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 58-72 F and usually occur in early spring and autumn in cooler weather when moisture and humidity are very high. Fungicides can help manage the disease. Good air circulation and increasing space between the plants can help control and prevent the disease, so use wide plant spacing to promote drying of the leaves. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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