Wonder Tall Top Beet" is a Ferry Morse item. It is grown for
roots and for its greens. The deep-purple beet roots have
excellent flavor and the greens are high in vitamin content.
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Beets require loose soil
12" to 18" deep. Rake level.
How to Grow: Beets grow
best in loose, deep soil that's high in nutrient rich organic material. Plant
seed 1/2" to 1" deep, spaced 4" to 5" apart.
Rows should be 12" to 16" apart. Thin plants if
necessary when a few inches tall. Keep the soil moist but not
soggy until the seeds germinate. After germination, water as
needed. Plants can be mulched when they
are 6" tall to shade the soil and retain moisture. Soil can
be mounded over tubers that grow up from the soil.
Harvesting: Your beets will
be ready for harvesting anytime you feel the roots are large
enough. Greens can be picked once the root has grown to a fairly
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: From
Ferry Morse - Detroit Dark Red 60 days.