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Early Wonder Tall Top Beet (Heirloom, 50 Days)

Somewhat earlier than the other full-sized beets. The tops are medium to tall and excellent for greens. Root is globular with a relatively small taproot. Dark red color and good flavor. 

300 seeds 

PLANTING

Beta vulgaris

Germination: 5-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 50-85ºFSoaking seed overnight aids in germination.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2” deep

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Sow 1-2 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to 1 seedling per cell/pot. Transplant outdoors when the first true leaves appear, 3” apart.

Sowing Outdoors: Early spring with soil temperatures at least 50ºF. Sow 1-2” apart, thin when plants are 2-4” tall, 3-4” apart. Germination is slower at lower soil temperatures.

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

Harvest: Begin picking at 1” for baby beets and up to 3” across for the most tender and best tasting. For best storage cut off the greens 2” above the top of the beet.

Tips: Beets “seeds” are actually fruits that contain multiple seeds inside with several seedlings emerging from one seed. Use the thinned seedlings for beet greens or plant a heavily seeded row for baby beet greens. Beets need to grow rapidly and evenly by providing soil rich in organic matter and adequate moisture. Sow every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest.

 

 

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    MK
    02/05/2019
    Marguerite K.
    United States
    I recommend this product

    waiting for spring

    waiting for spring

    GM
    07/29/2018
    Gail M.
    United States

    So nice to have an early vegee to consume! And these beets are sweet and beautiful!

    Easy to grow, easy to eat!