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Detroit 2 Crimson Globe
  • Detroit 2 Crimson Globe

Detroit 2 Crimson Globe

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A dark-red beauty that has a great taste, high disease resistance, and is exceptionally easy to grow.


    Beta vulgaris


    55 Days



  • Plant Size

    Height Up To 30cm (12in) Spread Up To 15cm (6in)

  • Hardiness & Longevity

    Hardy Annual

  • Ideal For

    Kitchen Garden

  • Position In

    Full or Half Sun


Detroit 2 Crimson Globe Beetroot Seeds

[55 days] Also known as Rote Ruben, Detroit 2 Crimson Globe is favourite of home gardeners and market gardeners alike. As the name suggests, it’s an improved version of the popular Detroit beetroot, producing deep-red globe-shaped roots, dark-red flesh, and red-veined leaves, all of which taste great. In fact, the high sugar content in Detroit 2 make it a superb beet for baking or eating raw in salads. The leaves are quite nutritious and are great steamed or sautéed.

Can be used as both as an early or maincrop and grows well in a variety of soils. Does well when faced with Cercospora leaf spot and downy mildew, and is also resistant to bolting.

Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Common Questions

How do you know when Detroit Crimson is ready to be harvested? Beets are ready to be picked when the roots are about the size of a curled fist. Detroit Crimson usually reaches maturity around 90 days after planting. Harvesting your beets is easy, make sure you hold the top gently and lever under the root with a hand fork.

Why are my Detroit 2 Crimson beetroot so small? Small beetroots can be caused by many conditions like lack of light and less heat then they are accustomed to. Crowding can occur as Detroit 2 Crimson beetroot needs space to develop roots and will need extra thinning.

Can Detroit 2 Crimson survive a freeze? Yes! Detroit 2 Crimson is bolt-resistant Beetroot that can survive repeated light frosts.

Sow and Harvest Times


Product Features

Germination Time
7 - 10 Days
Sowing Method
Start in Pots or Trays
Days to Maturity
50 Days
Number of Seeds Per Packet
Recommended Soil pH
5.6 - 6.6


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