Golden Detroit is a popular variety of Beetroot, which belongs to the Beet genus (Beta vulgaris 'Golden Detroit'). 'Golden Detroit' is considered a OP (open polliated) cultivar. Leaves appear approximately as a Pakistan green and Mikado yellow colour.
Orange exterior and gold interior with green leaves and yellow stems. The leaves can be eaten small in salad mix or large when cooked. The roots are sweet with good flavour. Lovely addition to the edible landscape.
A 55 day beta vulgaris that produces good yields of large orange round shaped beets. They turn deep yellow when cooked and do not bleed.This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Golden Detroit is known for growing to a height of approximately 35.0 cm (1.14 feet).
As Golden Detroit Beetroot is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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How to grow Beetroot 'Golden Detroit'
Sow as soon as the soil can be worked 2cm-6cm apart and 1 cm deep. Water well. To store, keep beets in cool damp sand or sawdust.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Golden Detroit is thought of as half hardy, so protect with a row cover whenever the temperatures drop. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 6.5 and 7.0 as Beetroot is a weakly acidic soil to neutral soil loving plant.
Growing Golden Detroit from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Golden Detroit about 14 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Golden Detroit
Harvesting Golden Detroit
Beetroot 'Golden Detroit' information
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Open-pollinated yellow beet. Tasty. Better size, vigor, taste and disease resistance than Burpee’s Golden.
Despite its name, does not have the classic round Detroit beet shape.
Instead, more elongated like a pyramid.
No green shoulders.
While not old enough to be an heirloom, this OP variety has all heirloom ancestry.
Was created by cross-breeding the heirloom beet Red Detroit with some heirloom yellow Mangel beets, for several generations.