Early Wonder Garden beet

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • HEAT TOLERANCE
  • HIGH ROOT QUALITY
  • VERY GOOD ROOT COLOUR
  • WELL SUITED FOR WARM SEASON PRODUCTION

Early Wonder has proven itself to be a reliable, high yielding variety, ideally suited for warm season sowing. Maturity is early, around 60 – 70 days. Early Wonder has deep red roots with light zoning which are uniform, round shaped with a slender, attractive taproot. Tops are medium in size, medium green in colour with a neat collar. Early Wonder has very good heat tolerance. Early Wonder has performed well in processor trials and fresh market and is well suited for pre-packing.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suggested for warm season production
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Early Wonder
KIND:
 Garden beet selection (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
MATURITY: 60 – 75 days for warm season production
SEASON: Warm
ROOT SHAPE: Round
CROWN SIZE: Medium
SMOOTHNESS: Moderately smooth
INTERNAL COLOUR: Deep red with light zoning
SUGAR CONTENT: High
TOP HEIGHT: 25 – 30 cm
LEAF HABIT: Erect
LEAF COLOUR AND GLOSS: Medium green / medium gloss
PURPLE IN LEAF (BETALIN PIGMENT): Moderate
BOLTING HABIT: Slow
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): –
PLANT POPULATION: 450 000 – 550 000 seeds per ha for normal roots
UNIFORMITY: Good
MARKET USE: Fresh market and home garden
SPECIAL FEATURES: High yield, heat tolerance, refined round shape