Golden Detroit Beet - Organic


Golden Detroit Beet - Organic

(55 days) Open-pollinated. Sweet and delicious vibrantly golden beets with delicious greens. Better size, vigor, taste and disease resistance than Burpee’s Golden Beet. Despite its name, does not have the classic round Detroit shape. Instead, more elongated like a pyramid. No green shoulders.

2144 Golden Detroit - Organic
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A: 1/8oz for $2.40  
B: 1/2oz for $6.30  
C: 1oz for $9.30  
D: 4oz for $32.00  
E: 1lb for $120.00   ($114.00)
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Beta vulgaris

⅛ oz packet sows 20 ft; 1 oz sows 160 ft.

Culture: Hardy and easy to grow. Can be sown almost as soon as ground can be worked. Thin by harvesting greens with baby beets. Beets left to mature to full size should be at least 3" apart.

Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°.

Disease: CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
CLS looks like someone shot a series of small target-like circles in the foliage. Prolonged periods of rainfall and high humidity exacerbate this disease. In serious cases the spots darken and extend. Rotating crops, removing plant debris, and wider spacing to ensure adequate air circulation are preventive measures.

Scab, the same disease that afflicts potatoes, causes rough brown spots on the skin. Adequate irrigation is a preventive.