Chioggia Guardsmark Garden beet selection

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • YEAR ROUND PRODUCTION
  • VERY EARLY MATURING
  • HIGH QUALITY ROOTS
  • SWEET MILD TASTE
  • FLESH IS WHITE WITH PURPLE RINGS

Chioggia Guardsmark offers a vivid purple and white interior zoning, along with a mild sweet flavor. This beet is appealing to the fresh market, specialty growers and home gardeners. The roots have a flattened-globe shape, a medium-sized crown and a medium-sized tap root.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • We do not recommend sowing during May, June and July in cold areas
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Chioggia Guardsmark
KIND: 
Garden beet selection (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
MATURITY: 60 – 65 days for warm season production. 80 – 95 days for cool season production
SEASON: Year round
ROOT SHAPE: Flattened -globe
CROWN SIZE: Medium
SMOOTHNESS: Smooth
INTERIOR COLOUR: White with purple zoning (Candy striped)
ZONING: Strong
SUGAR CONTENT: High
TOP HEIGHT: Medium strong (35 – 40 cm)
LEAF HABIT: Erect
LEAF COLOUR AND GLOSS: Light green leaves with light pink petioles
PURPLE IN LEAF (BETALIN PIGMENT): Very light
BOLTING HABIT: Very slow
PLANT POPULATION: 450 000 – 550 000 seeds per ha for normal roots. 600 000 – 800 000 for baby beet production
UNIFORMITY: Good
MARKET USE: Processing, restaurants and baby beet production
SPECIAL FEATURES: Year round production and widely adapted. Vibrant candy striped colour, excellent for salads