Beet Early Wonder Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beet Early Wonder Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beta vulgaris

Item #3014

48 days. Early Wonder has it all: tasty, abundant greens, flavorful beets, and early production. An excellent choice. Great for mild climates where multiple crops are possible. The 18" greens are as delicious as chard or spinach and high in vitamins A and C, iron and potassium. Beet seed is actually a dried fruit with 1-5 seeds in each fruit, so proper thinning is very important.

This packet sows two 7-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
5-21 days

Seed Depth:
1/2"

Seed Spacing:
a group of 3 seeds every 4"

Row Spacing:
12"

Thinning:
When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 4"


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost, for early summer crop, and late summer for fall crop. Growing during hot temperature periods should be avoided. USDA zones 10 and 11 can sow fall through winter.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: Soak seeds for 8 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy frost. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest by March. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 1½" - 2½" in diameter. Do not let them get too big; the smaller they are, the more tender. Foliage can be harvested when 3"-6" tall. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant’s leaves without harming the root crop; leave at least 2" of foliage above ground level.

Artist: Tracy Wager



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