Falcon F1 garden beet hybrid

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • ADAPTED TO ALL YEAR PRODUCTION
  • VERY EARLY MATURING
  • EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY
  • VIGOROUS TOPS
  • TOPS SLOW TO PURPLE IN COOL SEASON

Falcon is a very early maturing F1 hybrid for sowing all year round in South Africa. Falconproduces high yields of excellent quality beets suitable for processing and the fresh market.  Falcon roots are extremely uniform and smooth and are characterized by a round shape, refined taproots and small crowns. Falcon adaptability makes it less prone to zoning during adverse conditions and keeps its size and quality better than Osprey.  Falcon has very strong upright tops that are very slow to purple during cool season growing. The overall vigour of Falcontends to make it less susceptible to diseases.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • We do not recommend sowing during April, May and June for most areas and avoid production under extreme cold conditions
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Falcon
KIND:
 F1 garden beet hybrid (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
MATURITY: 60 – 75 days for warm season production, 85 – 95 days for cool season prodcution
SEASON: All year round
ROOT SHAPE: Round
CROWN SIZE: Small
SMOOTHNESS: Very smooth
INTERNAL COLOUR: Dark red
ZONING: Very light
SUGAR CONTENT: High (10 – 13 %)
TOP HEIGHT: 40 – 45 cm
LEAF HABIT: Erect
LEAF COLOUR AND GLOSS: Dark green / glossy
PURPLE IN LEAF (BETALIN PIGMENT): Very slow
BOLTING HABIT: Very slow to bolt
PLANT POPULATION: 450 000 – 550 000 seeds per ha for normal roots
UNIFORMITY: Very good
MARKET USE: Fresh market and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent yield, leaf colour stays green throughout growing season, processing and fresh market, and tall dark green tops can also be used for cooking