Early Wonder Beets are another time tested heirloom. Not quite as sweet as Detroit Dark Red , but still fairly sweet and an early producer. They are commonly grown for their greens as well as the beet roots. The tops [greens] are relatively large, averaging 16 - 18" and yield an early harvest. The beet roots themselves measure 3-4" round and are slightly flattened on top.
This is an early cool season crop and does not fare well in warm weather. Plant early for an early harvest or plant in the fall for a over wintering crop - it's not advisable to grow these or attempt to grow them in the dog days of summer. In warmer weather they do not reach their full potential, are smaller and quite frequently have a woody unpalatable texture. The flavor is also bland if grown in hot weather.
Early Wonder is usually harvested in bunches with its large greens still attached
Beets are a cool-weather crop that can be direct seeded in Autumn or as soon as soil can be worked in early spring.
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