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Beet Seeds, Early Wonder Beetroot Seed

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The Early Wonder Beet dates back to 1811. A beautiful red beet variety that produces 2-3″ slightly flattened roots that are great eaten fresh, pickled or canned.

Early Wonder is also known as “Tall Top” Beet, this variety produces tall, tender greens that are delicious to eat! These greens make a great substitute for chard and other greens. They’re great in salads and very rich in vitamin A and C.

This is a great beet to start in flats and transplant out.
Large healthy edible tops as well.

Beets best color and flavor develop under cool conditions and bright sun. When beets mature in warm weather, they are lighter colored, have less sugar and have more pronounced color zoning in the roots.

How to Grow Beets  Companion Plant Guide  Beetroot Varieties

  • Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
  • Zone: 2-11
  • Seed to Harvest: 55-60 (Spring/Summer)
  • Seed to Harvest: 60-80 (Fall/Winter)
  • Height: Leaves 14” Tall
  • Fruit Weight: Varies
  • Fruit Color: Deep Red Purple
  • Treated: No
  • Germination Time: 5-14 Days
  • Breed: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
  • Germination Rate: 90%
  • Lifecycle: Annual (Biennial)
  • Sunlight: Full Sun / Partial Sun
  • Watering: Adequate
  • Sow Method: Direct Sow or Transplant
  • Sow Depth: 1/2 to 1inch
  • Plant Spacing: 2-4 inches
  • Row Spacing: 24 inches
  • Season of Interest: Cool / Warm

Did you know…The Romans considered beetroot an aphrodisiac, probably because they are a good source of tryptophan, betanin and boron, which affect mood and sex hormones in both men and women.


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  • Garlic improves growth and flavor


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Nutritional Value & Health Benefits

Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance. Beetroot 101