Beetroot – Detroit


Super tasty and trusty variety
This is a super tasty, popular variety of beetroot that produces smooth skinned, dark red, large vegetables.


Number of plants: 10

Variety: Detroit (organic*)

Can be grown in: Large containers or raised beds. Find out more about growing beetroots in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: This variety of beetroot is great for roasting or you can pick them a little earlier as baby beets and use the leaves in stir-fries or salads. Delicious!

Can be delivered from: late April to July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 3-12cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Beets are best grown in a sunny spot with well-drained, fertile soil.

Can be grown in....

Raised beds are ideal, but containers are fine too.

How far apart?

10cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

The key to beetroot growing is to avoid over watering. Other than that they are very easy-going.


Don't drown them!

They need water, but not too much. During dry spells, water well, once a week. Other than that, leave them to their own devices and they should be fine.


Be gentle

Take care not to damage roots when weeding.

Storage Tips

You can keep beetroots in a box of dry sand in a cool, dark place. Make sure they’re not touching each other and that you’ve twisted off the leaves before you store them.

Ways to cook

We cannot recommend enough roasted beetroot. They have such sweet flavour, and it makes a real change from potatoes and parsnips with a Sunday Roast.

When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through spring and summer, into July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.