A result of quick and steady growth, the best beets are sweet, smooth, tender and have good colour inside. Buy Beet Early Wonder from here.
- Sow seeds 2.5 cm [1″] apart and 1.5 cm [0.5″] deep.
- Thin to 8-10 cm apart when plants are 8-10 cm tall.
- To prevent scabs, ensure the soil is rich with humas.
- For best taste and appearance, harvest when globe varieties are about 8 cm wide.
Beet – Early Wonder – 50 days. Flattened globe with rounded shoulders and small tap root. Smooth exterior, dark red 8 cm [3″] in diameter. Interior dark red with some lighter red zoning. Tops 40-45 cm [15-18″] tall, large and uniformly erect green leaves. A very early sweet and tender bunching variety. The fast growing tops are always in demand for greens. Buy Beet Early Wonder from seed centre.