Golden Detroit Beets are large, orange, round heirloom beets that are so sweet and turn deep yellow when cooked. Young beet ‘greens’ can be used in salads and cooked when mature. Beets are easy to grow, tolerate low fertility and prefer cool conditions to develop the sweetest flavor.
Soak the seed for 24 hours and plant in shallow saucers for winter microgreens and harvest by snipping off tender young shoots close to the soil with scissors to get the colorful stems, too. The young shoots are colorful and are tender and sweet.
Beets add minerals to the soil and their leaves are composed of magnesium that is an excellent addition to your compost pile. Plant your beets with lettuce, onions and brassica (mustard family). Planting garlic and mint with your beets will improve the growth and flavor.
Germ: 10-20 days
Maturity: 50-60 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 1.5 grams
Approximate Seed Count: 150 Seeds/Packet