Early Wonder Beet Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 30 feet.
4.1666666666667 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Since the early 1900s, 'Early Wonder' has delivered abundant greens, flavorful beets, and early production. Great for mild climates where multiple crops are possible. The 18" greens are as delicious, 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 thinning is very important.
$2.69 2 grams (~90 seeds)

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 48 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: Leaf tops are 18" tall

Variety Information: Smooth, 1 ½"–2 ½;" diameter with slightly flattened roots. Leaf tops are dark green on red stems. 'Early Wonder', introduced in 1911, is an excellent beet for both greens and roots, ready for harvest in as little as 40 days. Especially good in early spring due to its ability to grow in cool soils.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F, for early summer crop. 6 to 8 weeks before your average first fall frost date for late summer/fall crop. Mild Climates: Sow fall through winter.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Root disturbance delays maturity.

Days to Emerge: 5 – 21 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 4"

Row Spacing: 12"

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

Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest beets before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy freeze. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest in early spring. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 1"â€"3" in diameter. The smaller they are, the more tender. Greens are most tender when small, so start harvesting when they are 2" tall. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant's outer leaves without harming the root crop.

Pickled Red Beets
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Early Wonder Beet Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Fast growing and beautiful

5 out of 5 stars Jul 25, 2018
I just harvested my first batch today and have a halfway-there sowing growing for later. The greens are huge and pretty and the chickens LOVE any scraps they can get their beaks on. These are great in red wine vinegar with some onions as a cold salad.
Scarlett from CA

These are nice

5 out of 5 stars Oct 3, 2020
These came out really nice. It is now October and I've been cutting the tops off since the spring for salad, and steaming and serving with olive oil and lemon. The beets are nice and big now, ready for pickling.

Highly Recommend!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 26, 2020
Oh my gosh. This is the first time I have grown beets and these did not disappoint! Abundant, hardy, and delicious! We had a very successful crop and enjoyed the beet greens all season and loved eating the beets in the late summer. They were delicious and beautiful.
Grace Wright from CO


1 out of 5 stars Jan 27, 2021
didn't do well for me
jacquelyn martinelli from RI
Owner Response: Hi Jacquelyn, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. You left several one- to three-star reviews generally siting that the cultivar didn't work well for you, and I wanted to let you know that we are always happy to help troubleshoot growing issues so you can grow your best garden. Please don't hesitate to reach out for advice or if you prefer we have several articles online that you may find helpful. Our goal is to help you have a great garden. Happy gardening!

Nice but not what I expected

4 out of 5 stars Nov 12, 2021
There is no description detailing what the internal of the beet looks like. I'm suspect that O received a mispacked lot of Chiogga. These took longer than 45 days and the cores were red with white rings. They and the leaves were eaten of course and they were good, but different from what I had expected.
Oliver from OR
Owner Response: Hi Oliver, Heat can cause the zoning or candy-striking in beets, but it doesn't impact flavor. Days to maturity are based on ideal conditions.

Early wonder

5 out of 5 stars Jun 5, 2022
Because of our crazy cold spring it set me back quite a bit. I did finally get them in the bed but they are growing very slow....very very slow...lol
Carol from AR

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