Beetroot Golden Detroit Vegetable Seeds

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Beetroot - Golden Detroit 55-60 days. Golden Detroit beet seeds. Beta vulgaris. Annual. Non-GMO. The Golden Detroit is an easy to grow beet that can be harvested as early as fifty days after planting, and thrives in colder weather. The Golden Detroit has a sweet taste, and is full of nutrients. It is recommended that you harvest the beets when the roots are one to three inches, for best flavor. The stalks of this root vegetable remain dark green like other strains of beets, but the vein adorn a brighter red and orange shade. Produces deep orange and yellow beetroots.


Golden Detroit beet is a cool weather favorite best sown directly outdoors 4-5 weeks prior to final spring frost or 4-5 weeks before the first autumn frost. Sow 3-4 seeds 1/2" deep and 1-2" apart in fertile, Organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Seeds germinate in 5-10 days, thinning best starts to every 3-4" as true leaves establish. Beet seeds may be pre-soaked for 24 hours to encourage germination. Golden Detroit beet can be sown every 2-3 weeks for replete season-long harvests. Avoid using fertilizers high in nitrogen causing plants to produce plentiful vegetation, but smaller roots. A top layer of mulch will help roots cool and retain moisture.

For the best results, you"ll want to plant the seeds three to four weeks before the average last frost. To encourage germination, you can soak the seeds for twenty four hours before planting. After planting, water the seeds every two weeks. After thirty five days, the beets will be mature enough to harvest. This strain of beet is used as a first early variety of beet for mid-summer sowing and storage.


SOW OUTDOORS - March-August thinly, direct into the required harvest position, 1in (2½cm) deep in rows 12in (30cm) apart.  Keep soil moist at all times to prevent roots from becoming dry and woody.

GROW ON - Thin seedlings to 4in (10cm) apart. For baby beets, thin to 2in (5cm)

TIP - Use thinnings as baby leaf. Use fleece to protect crop from frost or cold wind. Twist off the tops to prevent "bleeding".



Harvesting Golden Detroit Red Beets

Most varieties of beet are ready to harvest in about 50-60 days from sowing or when showing 1" in diameter above soil, but will remain tender even up to 3-4" in diameter. In compacted soils, carefully loosen soil around roots before harvesting with help of a gardening fork. Beet greens can be harvested like lettuce or any culinary herb when 2-3" tall. Small tender greens can be enjoyed fresh in a salad mix while larger, coarser greens taste best when lightly sauteed.


Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.

Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.


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