North QLD, NT, SA and country VIC customers please use express post for live plant orders - We don't send seeds or plants to WA sorry.

0

Your Cart is Empty

Vegetable Seeds
  • Herb Seeds
  • Greenpatch Membership

  • Greenpatch Membership Promotion

    Join Today

  • Flower Seeds
  • Bring Bees to Your Garden

  • Autumn Winter Bee Mix Seeds
  • Other Seeds
  • New Seed Lines

  • Detroit Red Beetroot Seeds
  • Herbs & Edible Plants
  • View Clearance Plants

  • Beetroot - Detroit Red

    Quantity:

    (Beta vulgaris) 

    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.

    How to Grow

    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 except in hot weather

    Sow direct into garden

    Seed packet contains 100 seeds

    70 seeds/gram.

    60 days to maturity

    Uses

    Leaves can be used fresh or cooked due to the oxalic acid content. A great substitute for spinach and silverbeet. Roots are typically used pickled, roasted and steamed. Beetroots also store well in a plastic bag refrigerated.