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Early Wonder Beet

BEET Early Wonder Tall Top

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These deep red flattened globe type beets are early to mature. They have tall dark green tops that make ideal 'greens'. Use for an early spring crop and again in mid to late summer. Maturity 48 days to maturity.

Special Directions For Short Season Climates

SOWING: Plant outdoors from March through August (weather permitting). Sow seeds 2 to 4 inches apart covering them with 1/2 inch of fine soil.

SPACING: Space rows 12 to 18 inches apart or plant seeds 4 inches apart in all directions in beds.

THINNING: Thin to 4 inches apart when seedlings are a few inches high and enjoy the removed young greens in a salad.

GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks in warm weather. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.

Ed's Special Advice

Beets prefer light, sandy loam-type soil. Add lime to soil for better flavor and texture. Sow seed in July and August for fall and winter crops. Beet roots and greens are rich in vitamins and minerals and a good source of fiber.

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