A previous favourite which is now back! Very productive, this dependable ‘Detroit’ type is easy to grow and versatile.
Roots are sweet and firm and can be lifted as baby beets when young or left to mature. An excellent source of folate and good source of potassium.
Sow outdoors: April – July, thinly where they are to crop, 2.5cm(1”) deep directly into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Allow 30cm(1’) between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 10cm(4”) apart. Water well until plants are established. Regular sowings made every three weeks should ensure a continuous supply of young beets. Harvested roots can be stored in dry sand for winter use.