Detroit Dark Red Garden beet

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • WARM SEASON PRODUCTION
  • DEEPER COLOUR AND SMOOTHER SKIN THAN OTHER DETROIT DARK RED SELECTIONS
  • REFINED CROWN AND TAP ROOT

Detroit Dark Red is a superb Detroit selection, offering deeper colour, smoother skin and a more refined taproot and crown attachment than traditional Detroit selections. The slow bolting habit and good round shape even at early development, makes Detroit Dark Redsuitable for bunching, topping and home garden use in temperate and subtropical regions. Detroit Dark Red has intermediate resistance to Leaf spot (Cb).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suggested for warm season production
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Detroit Dark Red
KIND:
 Garden beet selection (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
MATURITY: 70 – 80 days for warm season production
SEASON: Warm
ROOT SHAPE: Round
CROWN SIZE: Medium
SMOOTHNESS: Smooth
INTERNAL COLOUR: Deep red with light zoning
ZONING: Light
SUGAR CONTENT: Medium
TOP HEIGHT: 35 – 40 cm
LEAF HABIT: Semi-erect
LEAF COLOUR AND GLOSS: Dark green / matte
PURPLE IN LEAF (BETALIN PIGMENT): Moderate
BOLTING HABIT: Slow to bolt
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): Intermediate resistance: Cercospora beticola (Cb)
PLANT POPULATION: 450 000 – 550 000 seeds per ha for normal roots
UNIFORMITY: Good
MARKET USE: Fresh market, processing and home garden
SPECIAL FEATURES: High yield, heat tolerant, refined round shape