Globe Dark Red Garden beet

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • WELL SUITED FOR WARM SEASON PRODUCTION
  • VERY GOOD HEAT TOLERANCE
  • EXCELLENT ROOT QUALITY
  • ATTRACTIVE ROOT COLOUR

Globe Dark Red has proven itself to be a reliable, high yielding variety, ideally suited for warm season production. Maturity is early around 65 – 75 days. Roots are very uniform, flat-round shaped with a slender, attractive taproot. Roots are dark red with a dark red flesh colour and a refined collar. Roots retain their excellent quality and colour even when they are fully mature. Tops are medium in size and medium green in colour. Globe Dark Redhandles adverse conditions well, making it a consistent performer in the field. Globe Dark Red has very good heat tolerance and high yield potential. Globe Dark Red has performed well in processor trials and is well suited to the fresh market, pre-packing and home gardening. The overall vigour of this variety tends to make it less susceptible to diseases. Globe Dark Red seed is graded, coated and of a high quality.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suggested for sowing during warm season for most areas
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Globe Dark Red
KIND:
 Garden beet selection (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
MATURITY: 60 – 75 days for warm season production
SEASON: Warm
ROOT SHAPE: Flat-round
CROWN SIZE: Medium
SMOOTHNESS: Moderately smooth
INTERNAL COLOUR: Deep red with light zoning
ZONING: Light
SUGAR CONTENT: Medium
TOP HEIGHT: 25 – 30 cm
LEAF HABIT: Erect
LEAF COLOUR AND GLOSS: Medium green / medium gloss
PURPLE IN LEAF (BETALIN PIGMENT): Moderate
BOLTING HABIT: Very slow
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): –
PLANT POPULATION: 450 000 – 550 000 seeds per ha for normal roots
UNIFORMITY: Very good
MARKET USE: Fresh market, processing, pre-packing and home garden
SPECIAL FEATURES: High yield quality roots and heat tolerance