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Detroit Beetroot Vintage Heirloom Seeds by the Little Veggie Patch.
Beetroot 'Detroit' | Vintage Heirloom Seeds
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Beetroot 'Detroit' | Vintage Heirloom Seeds

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Beta vulgaris

'Detroit' is the most popular all-purpose red beet. It is uniform and smooth, and has a dark blood-red flesh that is sweet and tasty. The attractive foliage can be picked and used as salad greens. This variety of beets was first introduced in the 19th century. Grows best in well-drained, humus-rich soil, compost before planting. Plant in full sun to part shade.

How to plant: Sow directly into the patch at a depth of 1cm. Soaking the seeds overnight prior to planting aids germination.  Once the seeds have germinated, they will need thinning out to allow adequate growth space.

When to plant: 

Cool climate: September-April

Temperate: July-April

Subtropical: Anytime

Tropical: Anytime

Spacing: 15-20cm

Depth: 1cm

Companion plants: Onions

Approximate number of seeds in packet: 60

Please note we are unable to ship to Western Australia