A result of quick and steady growth, the best beets are sweet, smooth, tender and have good colour inside. Buy Beet Detroit Dark Red from here.
- Sow seeds 2.5 cm [1″] apart and 1.5 cm [0.5″] deep.
- Thin to 8-10 cm apart when plants are 8-10 cm tall.
- To prevent scabs, ensure the soil is rich with humas.
- For best taste and appearance, harvest when globe varieties are about 8 cm wide.
Beet – Detroit Dark Red – 56 days. Globe shaped, dark red smooth exterior. Interior is a uniform dark red with indistinct zoning and finely grained. Tops 30-40 cm [12-15″] tall, glossy dark green tinged with maroon. Good storage properties. Excellent main crop beet. Buy Beet Detroit Dark Red from seed centre.