BEETROOT DETROIT – ONE OF THE MOST PROLIFIC WITH VERY HIGH GERMINATION RATES, A SWEET AND JUICY BEETROOT WITH A DEEP RED COLOUR $1.40

DETROIT BEETROOTS LOVE OUR SANDY SOILS AND WEATHER! EACH CAPSULE CONTAINS AROUND THREE PLANTS!

The Detroit Globe beetroot variety stands as a testament to longevity and performance, tracing its roots back to its inception in 1892 by the D.M. Ferry Seed Company in Michigan, USA. Originating from an early maturing European Blood Turnip (Long Red), it has retained its popularity among both commercial growers and home gardeners over the years.

Characterized by its globe-shaped roots and deep red hue, this beetroot variety remains a steadfast favorite. Modern iterations of the Detroit Globe boast tolerance to Cercospora leaf spot and downy mildew, along with resistance to bolting—traits often denoted by the inclusion of the Detroit name.

This classic main-crop beetroot yields smooth-skinned globes with robust skin and a rich ox-blood flesh color. Renowned for its high yield and excellent taste, it presents a vibrant internal coloring that appeals to culinary enthusiasts. Suitable for both early and main crops, it thrives in various conditions, including container cultivation throughout the year. Resilient to downy mildew and adaptable to diverse soil types, it proves itself as an ideal cultivar for succession sowings, offering reliability and versatility to growers of all levels.

Grow Notes
Plant seeds in moist well drained soils during Spring, Summer and Autumn. Avoid planting in extremely hot or cold weather which can affect germination and growth. Grown in full sun.

Young seedlings will need protection from pests, pets and weather until they are established.

Sow
Sow direct at 15mm depth. Space plants at 10cm with 50cm rows. Beetroot seeds are clustered together with each cork-like fruit containing two or three seeds.

Keep soil moist but never wet or dry.

Once germinated, thin out early to avoid root disturbance. Use the first thinning as salad leaf, the next as baby beets then let the rest mature on.

Germination
5-10 days at 10-30°C

Maturity
30 days for baby leaf or 60 days for Beets. Hardy Biennial but usually grown as an annual.

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