Halifax Seed - Beet - Detroit Dark Red
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57 days. This heirloom variety is well-known for its uniform rich red flesh and tasty globe-shaped roots that are flattened at the base. The large tops are an attractive deep green tinged with red and reach 40-45cm (16-18") in height.
Growing Tips: Plant seed as soon as the soil can be worked in early Spring. To ensure a continuous supply of fresh beets all season long, sow additional seeds every 2 weeks into earlysummer. Place the seed in rich, well-worked neutral soil 1cm (1/2") deep, with 10-15 seeds per foot. To hasten germination, soak the seeds for an hour prior to planting. When harvesting, leave 5cm (2") stub of stem to minimize 'bleeding' of the interior juice.