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Very reliable and easy to grow variety. Detroit 2 produces deep crimson, globe-shaped roots of excellent sweet flavour. Delicious eaten hot, or raw in salads. A great all around beetroot, which is easy to grow and for 400 seeds @ 99p it is a real bargain. The best variety for overwintering in sand in a dark and cool place, and the bulbs can be left in the soil until the forst frosty days of the year. We have the organic version of this variety too, check it out here: organic beetroot detroit.
Sow thinly, early March-late June, about 2cm apart in rows, and cover with a little soil. Allow about 30cm between the rows. Beetroot can be sown as early as end of January in a frost-free greenhouse. Beetroots like a a loose soil so make sure the soil is dug well and raked to a fine tilth before sowing the seeds.
As the beetroot seedlings develop, thin them to about 10cm apart. Keep soil moist at all times to prevent the roots becoming dry and woody. Tear the top of instead of cutting, and cook the beetroot with the skin and peel it off after cooking, this way you will have mor goodness in the roots.