Beta vulgaris This is a food that gives completely of itself. From the tip of the tender root, through the deep red globe and on to the dark veined leafy sweet greens the Detroit Dark Red Beet will satisfy your hunger. The noteworthy vitamins that we get from the Detroit Dark Red are A, C and B9. The expected dimensions are a 2 to 3 inch globe, 18 to 24 inches in height. This variety likes to be planted in early spring, so plant after a week or two have passed since the last frost. Plant in a sunny area; keep the soil moist and well drained.