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Detroit Dark Red Beet Seed

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 Detroit Dark Red Beet Seed

**Product Overview**

Todd's Seeds is proud to present the Detroit Dark Red Beet Seed, a classic and much-loved heirloom variety. Famed for its deep, rich red color and sweet, earthy flavor, the Detroit Dark Red is a staple in gardens across the world. This variety is known for its uniform, round roots and excellent storage qualities, making it a top choice for both fresh eating and preserving. Whether for salads, pickling, or roasting, the Detroit Dark Red beet is a versatile and nutritious addition to any kitchen.

**Planting Instructions**

- **Sowing Time:** Best when sown directly in the garden after the risk of frost has passed.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds about ½ inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space seeds 1 inch apart, in rows 12-18 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Usually occurs within 5-10 days at temperatures between 50-85°F.

**Growth and Care**

- **Watering:** Maintain even soil moisture for consistent root development.
- **Sunlight:** Full sun to partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** A balanced fertilizer can be applied, particularly in poor soil.
- **Harvesting:** Harvest beets when they are about 1.5-3 inches in diameter for the best texture and flavor.

**Health Benefits**

The Detroit Dark Red Beet is not only a garden favorite but also a nutritional powerhouse:

- **Rich in Nutrients:** High in fiber, vitamin C, and essential minerals like iron and manganese.
- **Heart Health:** The natural nitrates in beets can improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.
- **Anti-inflammatory Properties:** Contains betalains, which have been shown to reduce inflammation.
- **Detoxification Support:** Beets are valued for their ability to help detoxify the body.

**Classic Recipe: Detroit Dark Red Beet Borscht**

This traditional beet soup is a hearty and healthy way to enjoy Detroit Dark Red beets.


- 4-5 medium Detroit Dark Red beets, peeled and grated
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 potato, diced
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Sour cream and fresh dill, for serving


1. In a large pot, combine beets, onion, carrots, potato, and broth. Bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
3. Stir in vinegar, and add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve hot, garnished with a dollop of sour cream and fresh dill.

The Detroit Dark Red Beet Seed from Todd's Seeds is a superb choice for gardeners and cooks alike, offering a classic flavor and vibrant color that enhances any dish.



Packet = 5g

1 Gram ~ 55-60 seeds

1 Pound ~ 25,200 seeds



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  • 5
    Great for microgreens

    Posted by Thomas Hill on 2nd Nov 2019

    We've used these beet seeds for our micro mix for years. Quality product.

  • 5
    these seeds are fantastic

    Posted by Terry Kunath on 13th May 2019

    great germ

  • 5

    Posted by Thomas Hill on 31st Mar 2019

    We use these seeds to grow microgreens and they have excellent germination and fast, strong growth. We have used Todd's seeds for 5 years, now , and recommend them to everyone.

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