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Organic Beet, Detroit Dark Red

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Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV8016

Certified Organic

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$1.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Beet - Detroit Dark Red - Beta vulgaris (Crassa group)

Biennial Heirloom. This is a fine mid-season variety with a rich, dark-red interior and uniform 3" shape. An early variety, Detroit Dark Red beets store well and are also good for canning and freezing. The dark-green leaves, striped with red, are wonderful braised or in salads.

Did You Know? One beet has only 35 calories and is high in folic acid (especially important for pregnant women).

Soil & Water: Beets are easily grown; they prefer deep, loose soil and even, moderate water. Mulch once established to protect the roots from heat.

Planting & Growing: Soak seeds for at least 12 hours before planting to promote germination. Space 2" for greens, 3" for summer harvest beets, and 4" for storage growing beets. Tolerates light shade. Beets grow best with cool soil in spring and fall.

Harvesting & Storage: For best flavor, harvest roots while they are 1"-3". To minimize moisture loss in the roots, twist off the greens. Roots store well in humid, cool conditions. Greens should be eaten within 1 or 2 days of picking.

Soil Temperature: 50-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2"-4"
Days To Maturity: 59-70 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2"-4"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 200 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Brand Peaceful Valley Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Life Cycle Biennial
Planting Time Spring, Fall Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter
Ideal Soil Temperature 50-85°F Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Direct Sow
Plant Family Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot) Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Brand Peaceful Valley
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic
Life Cycle Biennial
Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter
Ideal Soil Temperature 50-85°F
Sun Requirements Partial Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow
Plant Family Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Beets are easily grown; they prefer deep, loose soil and even, moderate water. Mulch once established to protect the roots from heat.

Planting & Growing: Soak seeds for at least 12 hours before planting to promote germination. Space 2" for greens, 3" for summer harvest beets, and 4" for storage growing beets. Tolerates light shade. Beets grow best with cool soil in spring and fall.

Harvesting & Storage: For best flavor, harvest roots while they are 1"-3". To minimize moisture loss in the roots, twist off the greens. Roots store well in humid, cool conditions. Greens should be eaten within 1 or 2 days of picking.

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Articles

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

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