Beetroot, Detroit ~ Seed packet, Select Organics

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Large globe shaped dark red roots 75mm with indistinct rings, good keeper. 60-65 days.


General information:


Beta vulgaris

High nutrition and vitamin content, tops are rich source of vitamin C, eat in salads or soups. Native of northern Africa and western Mediterranean, ancient Greeks used leaves only. Beetroot can be steamed with other vegies or grated raw as well as boiled and pickled for salads. Best results in soil with pH over 6 and if always kept moist. Can sow indoors and transplant. Thin to 30-50mm, young thinnings may be transplanted older thinnings as leaf vegetable, sow after frost. Roots store well after harvest. Sow spring to autumn, anytime in mild climates.

 50-90 seeds per gram

Beetroot planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Tropics: All Year
Subtropic: All Year
Mild: Jul-Apr
Cold/Frost: Sep-Apr
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm: 5-10
Row space cm: 45-60
Depth cm: 2
Best soil temp: 8-30 °C
Sow after frost: Yes
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram: 50-90
Rate per hectare: 7-9kg
Average days to maturity: 55-70

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