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Detroit Dark Red Beet
Home canned 'Detroit Dark Red' beets.
Detroit Dark Red Beet
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Detroit Dark Red

58 days — 'Detroit Dark Red' is probably the most recognized beet there is . . . and for good reason.  Once it was introduced, it was quickly adopted by market growers for fresh market and the canning industry as well as by gardeners.  And for over one hundred years, it remains one of the most popular.

The roots are globe shaped, excellent color, sweet, smooth and tender.  Very tasty fresh out of the garden, it also maintains its taste and texture well after being canned or pickled.

Originally developed by a Mr. Reeves of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada by making selections for specific traits from the old European variety, 'Early Blood Turnip'.  Further selections and improvements were made by the D. M. Ferry Seed Company who introduced in the United States in their 1892 catalog as 'Detroit Dark Red Turnip' beet.[1]  Each packet contains four grams which is approximately 200 seeds.

  1. "Descriptions of Types of Principal American Varieties of Red Garden Beets", USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 374, April 1940
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Beautiful and Tasty
I have planted the Detroit Dark Red Beets for three years now. They are beautiful, tasty and grow in our very marginal soil. We have hot dry summers and winter until June; yet, these beets begin bearing by late July and continue through September.
Reviewed by: Janice Williams from Montague, CA. on 3/12/2014
Detroit Dark Red Beet
This was our first time to grow beets. I don't care for them myself, but my husband loves them. Every seed planted came up and I now have a pantry with beautiful jars of pickled beets in it. I'm re-ordering today for a fall crop. Excellent seed, great service! I recommend this site to anyone who asks "where can I find good seed?"
Reviewed by: Becki McDermott from Central Missouri. on 7/5/2013
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