Heirloom: An unbeatable old time favorite that is easy to grow in most any garden. Gardeners grow this one for its canning ability and robust flavor! Deep maroon with a smooth sweet texture! Tops can be cut and eaten raw in a salad or by themselves. Use for fresh, canning, pickling and even freezing. Good keeper!
Botanical Name -Beta vulgaris
Common Name -Detroit Dark Red Beet
Hardiness Zones - All - During Growing season.
Minimum Temp - 32°F
Growth Rate - Medium
Sun Preference - Full Light
Soil Type - Any, Well composted
Soil Moisture - Keep Moist
Growth Period - Spring - Autumn
Foliage Color - Green -Red
Flower Color -
Fresh in salads, cooked or raw or greens
Planting Depth - 1/2"
Seed Spacing - 3"
Days to Germinate - 6-12
Row Spacing - 20"
Days to Maturity -60-65 days
Introduced in 1892
Can germinate and grow in soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees
Excellent storage capabilities
Original selections were made from Early Blood Turnip by Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario