58-63 day. A Dutch heirloom beet, it is a very traditional beet. Dark red root with a good flavor and texture. Excellent roasted as well as grilled. It is one of the most popular beets on the market.
Minimum of 200 seeds per packet.
Posted by jen in michigan on 2nd Sep 2012
I found that the germination was just a bit low. However, that hasn't kept me from growing Detroit Dark Reds for a couple years. Just plant a few extra seeds. They're trouble-free to grow, not even requiring fertilizer. I plant in spring and fall - wonderful pickled!