Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
Days to Maturity: 48 days
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.