Detroit Supreme Beets pk/50

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SKU BT25-50
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Planting Instructions
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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. It has mildew resistance. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers.

Lot No: 210550

Germination: 95%

Test Date: 09/16

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.

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