Description – An improved Detroit with rich maroon colouring. Beetroot Detroit 2 Crimson Globe produces globe-shaped beet which are ideal for successional sowing.
Sowing – Sow seeds from spring to early summer very thinly in drills 3cm (1in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
Growing – When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin them out gradually to 1cm (4in) apart. The later thinnings will be large enough to use in a salad. Pull the beetroot when the roots are 1½in in diameter or larger.
Aftercare – The smaller the root the better the quality. In mid autumn lift the remaining roots twist off the tops and use or store in a clamp as you would potatoes.
Harvest – July to October