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Detroit Red

  • TS025
  • Beta vulgaris.  A true heirloom dating back to 1892. The standard in canned beets for more than 100 years. Does surprisingly well in the desert. Deep-red, 3" globes store well. Delicious, 12-15" dark-green tops. Not from our seed bank collection, but your purchase supports our conservation mission.

    • Plant in fall in the low desert.
    • Approx. 3.5g/200 seeds per packet.
  • $3.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Paul Anderson

Grew these in the spring and they have done very well. Large greens and small to medium roots, just like the picture. Greens have held up well in warmer temperatures (80s) and the insects seem to avoid them. Great flavor, too. Will definitely grow again. San Antonio, TX, zone 8b.

Very low germination rate

I got 1 seed to germinate out of 3 dozen that I seeded and reseeded. So here I am 1.5 months after my first seeding with much fewer beets than desired while other people I know have bunches, including the person who shares a plot with me and has identical soil and watering habits. I have to think the issue is with the seeds. I bought some from home depot last week and did a third seeding so I'll soon be able to truly see if it's the seeds or something else.

Carolyn Larsen

Still snow on the ground. Haven’t planted yet

Robert Doster
detroit red beets

gemination was nonexistent

I'm sorry you had trouble sprouting your beet seeds. We run regular germination tests on every seed variety we sell to be sure they are healthy seeds. This variety recently passed with flying colors, testing at 84% germination. However, there are many things that can affect germination, such as temperature, pests, and more. If you like, check out the 'Tips for Planting from Seed' under Gardening Resources on our website.

Karen McLinden
Delcious beets

I planted these seeds in my fall garden and have been enjoying beautiful and delicious beets and beet greens. We've had temperatures in the 80s and in the 40s and the beets just keep on growing!