This improved Detroit Medium Top is known for its deep red roots with smooth skin and medium tops. The tasty, nutritious leaves are dark green with red veins and a small crown. Detroit dark red beet seeds produce roots with minimal zoning (visible rings in cross section) even in hot weather. Detroit dark red was bred to be mildew resistant for either processing or fresh market production. Because the roots are so uniform and dark, they look fabulous bunched for the market table. They are particularly nice for pickling, as the brine will turn a very dark red claret colour, and they stay tender but crunchy.
Matures in 65 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)
Retail @2,000= per pkt. Wholesale @22,000= per dozen. Transport 5,000/= to 10,000/= express delivery depending on location