Falcon F1 garden beet hybrid

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • VERY EARLY MATURING WITH HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • HEAT TOLERANT – PERFECT FOR HOTTER GROWING  CONDITIONS
  • EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH QUALITY, ROUND, UNIFORM,SMOOTH ROOTS WITH DARK RED EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL COLOUR
  • SMALL AND REFINED TAPROOT, VIGOROUS FOLIAGE
  • TOPS SLOW TO PURPLE IN COOL SEASON
  • HIGH BOLTING TOLERANCE

Falcon is an excellent choice for growers looking for a heat tolerant hybrid beet variety. Falcon is a fast growing, early maturing variety suitable for year round production in frost-free areas.  Falcon produces high quality, round, uniform roots which is complemented with a small taproot, medium crown attachment, smooth skin and dark red external and internal root colour. Falcon has a vigorous, upright foliage that is not prone to purpling in the cool growing season. Falcon is suitable for the bunched, fresh, pre-pack and processing markets.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Sakata do not recommend sowing during April, May and June in areas experiencing severe/intense frost
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*

FALCON

KIND: F1 hybrid garden beet  (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
SOWING SEASON: Year round
MATURITY: Early – Warm season: 65 – 75 days from sowing, Cool season: 90 – 100 days from sowing
ROOT SHAPE AND UNIFORMITY: Round and very good
SMOOTHNESS: Very smooth
EXTERNAL/SKIN COLOUR: Dark red
INTERNAL FLESH COLOUR: Deep red
INTERNAL ZONING: Faint
SUGAR CONTENT/BRIX: Medium (8-10%)
TAPROOT: Short, small and neat
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: Medium tall,  30-35cm
LEAF/FOLIAGE HABIT: Upright
LEAF/FOLIAGE COLOUR AND GLOSS: Darkgreen / glossy
PERCENTAGE LEAF PURPLING: Very low
CROWN ATTACHMENT SIZE: Medium
STRENGHT OF LEAF ATTACHMENT: Medium
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow to bolt – high tolerance
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): To be confirmed
SUGGESTED SOWING DENSITY: Density depends on season, sprout count, size requirement and use of final product. Pre-pack beet:350 000 – 550 000 seeds per hectare. Processing/larger beet: 250 000 – 350 000 seeds per hectare
MARKET USES: Bunched, fresh market, pre-pack and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent yield, tall dark green foliage stays green throughout growing season making it attractive for consumption/cooking, suitable for bunched, pre-pack, processing and fresh market,