Red Ace F1 garden beet hybrid

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • ADAPTED TO WARM SEASON PRODUCTION
  • WIDELY ADAPTED
  • EARLY MATURING
  • RELIABLE YIELD

Red Ace is an early maturing F1 hybrid for sowing during spring and summer seasons for high yields of quality beets, suitable for processing and the fresh market. Red Ace’sroots are uniform and are characterized by a top shape, refined taproot, small crown and a smooth surface. Red Ace’s adaptability makes it less prone to zoning during adverse conditions and tends to make it less susceptible to diseases. Red Ace has intermediate resistance to Leaf spot (Cb).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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

VARIETY NAME: Red Ace F1 Hybrid
KIND:
 F1 garden beet hybrid (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
MATURITY: 75 – 80 days for warm season production
SEASON: Warm
ROOT SHAPE: Top
CROWN SIZE: Small
SMOOTHNESS: Smooth
INTERNAL COLOUR: Dark red
ZONING: Very light
SUGAR CONTENT: High (10 – 12 %)
TOP HEIGHT: 38 – 43 cm
LEAF HABIT: Erect
LEAF COLOUR AND GLOSS: Dark green / glossy
PURPLE IN LEAF (BETALIN PIGMENT): Low
BOLTING HABIT: Very slow to bolt
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): Intermediate resistance: Cercospora beticola (Cb)
PLANT POPULATION: 450 000 – 550 000 seeds per ha for normal roots. 600 000 – 800 000 for baby beet production
UNIFORMITY: Very good
MARKET USE: Fresh market and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent yield, high sugar content and leaf colour stays green throughout growing season. Tall dark green tops can be used for cooking. Processing and fresh market