Crimson Globe Garden beet

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • DEEP RED COLOUR
  • REFINED CROWN AND TAP ROOT
  • WARM AND COOL SEASON SOWING

Crimson Globe is a reliable, high yielding variety suited for warm and cool season production. Roots are uniform, round to flat-round shaped with a slender, attractive taproot. Crimson Globe has light zoning during the warm summer season. Tops are medium in size and a medium green colour with a refined crown. Crimson Globe has very good heat tolerance. Crimson Globe is suited for the fresh market, processing and pre-packing. Crimson Globe has intermediate resistance to Leaf spot (Cb) and Downy mildew (Pfb).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Warm and cool season production, but we do not recommend sowing during April, May and June
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Crimson Globe
KIND:
 Garden beet selection (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
MATURITY: 60 – 70 days for warm season production. 90 – 110 days for cool season production
SEASON: Warm and cool
ROOT SHAPE: Round to flat-round
CROWN SIZE: Medium
SMOOTHNESS: Smooth
INTERNAL COLOUR: Deep red
ZONING: Light
SUGAR CONTENT: Medium
TOP HEIGHT: 35 – 40 cm
LEAF HABIT: Semi-erect
LEAF COLOUR AND GLOSS: Medium green / matte
PURPLE IN LEAF (BETALIN PIGMENT): Moderate
BOLTING HABIT: Slow to bolt when sown in spring and summer
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): Intermediate resistance: Cercospora beticola (Cb) and Peronospora farinosa f.sp. betae (Pfb)
PLANT POPULATION: 450 000 – 550 000 seeds per ha for normal roots
UNIFORMITY: Good
MARKET USE: Fresh market, home garden and bunching in warm season
SPECIAL FEATURES: High yield, widely adapted, refined shape and smoothness