Ed Hume Seeds

Detroit Beet Packet

BEET Detroit Supreme

Improved Dark Red Type

This improved variety is ideal for eating fresh or canning. It has smoother globe type roots with better color and more refined tops and tap roots. Young leaves make delicious greens. Late crops can be stored for winter use. Approximately 59 days to maturity.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Plant outdoors from March through August (weather permitting). Sow seeds 2 to 4 inches apart covering them with 1/2 inch of fine soil.

SPACING: Space rows 12 to 18 inches apart or plant seeds 4 inches apart in all directions in beds.

THINNING: Thin to 4 inches apart when seedlings are a few inches high and enjoy the removed young greens in a salad.

GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks in warm weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Space sowing times several weeks apart for longer harvest season. Beets prefer light, sandy loam-type soil. Add lime to soil for better flavor and texture. Sow seed in July and August for fall and winter crops.


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