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BEETROOT Detroit Golden - Beta vulgaris

Heirloom

Stock: Available

SKU Code: V 744


AUD $4.10

Family: Amaranthaceae
Sub-family: Betoideae
Characteristics: Root vegetable

Seed per packet: Approx. 45
Seed per gram: Approx 135

A popular heirloom variety of beetroot originating in the USA in the early 19th century that produce roots with an orange-red skin and golden yellow-orange flesh with excellent sweet flavour.
The top growth can be eaten as chard or spinach.
Unlike to red varieties of beetroot “Detroit Golden” is a little milder in taste and does not bleed and stain.
Detroit Golden are a great variety sliced or in salads.

Grow notes:
Adaptable to most good garden soils, prefers an open sunny position. Avoid deformed beets by planting them in loose soil free from stones or rocks.

TropicalAutumn, Winter Spring 
Temperate: Winter to Mid-Autumn
Cool climate: Spring to Early Autumn

Sow: 12mm deep
For best results grow in trays of a quality seed raising mix transplant when 6cm high. Alternatively sow direct and thin to strongest plant.
Plant space: 10-12cm
Row Space: 20-25cm
Germination: 10-14 days
Maturity: 8-10 weeks

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