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Beets, Detroit Dark Red

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Prolific, matures in an average of 58 days. Roots are nearly globe shaped, 2.5-3 inches in diameter with smooth skin. Blood red color with virtually no zoning. Solid, good keeping root. Medium green tops with tinges of red. Resistant to Downy Mildew. Approx. 58 days.

Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: 45-60 days
Germination relative to soil temperature: optimum 77-95ºF.
Cultural information: beets grown in light soil are the best quality. Begin sowing when soil is warm. Sow every 3 weeks for continuous crop until mid-summer.
Seed count: approx. 1,644 seeds/oz. or 26,304 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: 1-2 oz./100 ft row, 13 lb./acre.
Diseases and pests: Scab on roots. Plant in good soil and irrigate properly.
Harvesting: harvest tops for salad ingredients. Best variety for tops are Bulls Blood. Harvest baby beets at approximately 45 days. Excellent baby beet varieties are Chioggia, Golden Beets, Pablo and Moneta.