Beet - Early Wonder Tall - Beta vulgaris (Crassa group)
Biennial A favorite for home garden and market production, the attractive arching tops on these beets are tinged with maroon and make excellent greens. The beets are great for all uses, including borscht, slicing, and pickling.
Soil & Water: Beets are easily grown; they prefer deep, loose soil and even, moderate water. Mulch once established to protect the roots from heat.
Planting & Growing: Early Wonder matures early and bunches well. Can be sown in early spring up to midsummer for storage. Soak seeds for at least 12 hours before planting to promote germination. Space 2" for greens, 3" for summer harvest beets, and 4" for storage growing beets. Tolerates light shade.
Harvesting & Storage: For best flavor, harvest roots while they are 1"-3". To minimize moisture loss in the roots, twist off the greens. Roots store well in humid, cool conditions. Greens should be eaten within 1 or 2 days of picking.
Did You Know? One beet has only 35 calories and is high in folic acid (especially important for pregnant women).
Soil Temperature: 50-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2"-4"
Days To Maturity: 48-55 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2"-4"
Approx Seeds per 1/4 lbs: 6,231
3 x 8 x 0.5 inches.