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Beetroot (Detroit Red) Seeds
Detroit red beetroot has round red roots up to 12cm across. Smooth, tender, sweet flavour. This is a very reliable variety producing nice beets in a range of conditions and soil types - A great variety for beginners or market gardeners.
Beetroot likes a well prepared garden bed that is loose in soil structure and rich in organic matter. Plenty of nitrogen is required for rapid growth but over doing it can result in excess leaf growth and poor root formation. Sow seed direct in garden bed and cover with 1cm of soil. After 6 weeks you can begin harvesting leafy greens for salads or blanching. Keep in mind beetroot leaves do have oxalic acid so it is best to cook them. After approximately 70 days the root will have swelled and you can begin harvesting baby beetroot. If the plants are to close together you can 'thin' them out by harvesting the largest beetroots making room for the smaller ones to grow into. To ensure a continued supply it is best to sow every 4 weeks.
- Sow all year round (except extreme heat)
- Sow direct into garden
- 60 days to harvest
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