Beet Seeds - Detroit Dark Red

Beet Seeds - Detroit Dark Red

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $9.49
1/4 Pound $18.89 50% Savings
1 Pound $46.19 70% Savings
5 Pounds $178.49 ($2.23/ounce) 77% Savings
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  • Tasty and sweet all-purpose heirloom beet
  • Classic, iconic beet taste
  • Easy to grow
  • Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Cool Season
Fruit Size 3 inch diameter roots
Growth Habit Upright
Plant Height 20 inches, Plant Spacing: 20 inches

Flavor Profile Sweet; Earthy; Slightly Bitter Undertone
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing, Root Vegetable
Use Container Garden, Culinary
Growing Conditions Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Canning, Long Shelf Life, Microgreens
Plant Resistance Cercospora Leaf Spot, Downy Mildew

About Beet Seeds - Detroit Dark Red

Beta vulgaris

Seed Type Heirloom Seed, Open Pollinated Seed

Grow Heirloom Beets - Plant Detroit Dark Red Beet Seeds

If Jack Kerouac was the "King of the Beats", then Detroit Dark Red is surely the "King of the Beets". This very popular and versatile beet is rich in color and texture. Plant Detroit Dark Red Beet seeds and double your pleasure by enjoying both the roots and the greens. The Detroit Dark Red prefers full sun and good drainage, but in most climates can also tolerate partially filtered shade. Can be planted in early spring or late summer.

Planting Information

Planting Beet Seeds - Detroit Dark Red

Planting Season Cool Season
Seed Prep Requires Light, Soak
Sowing Method Direct Sow
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing Plant Height: Plant Height: 20 inches
Plant Height 20 inches, Plant Spacing: 20 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 65 days
View our Beet Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 256
1 Ounce 2,400
1/4 Pound 9,600
1 Pound 38,400
5 Pounds 192,000

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