Touchstone Gold Garden beet selection

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • YEAR ROUND PRODUCTION
  • VERY EARLY MATURING
  • HIGH QUALITY ROOTS
  • SWEET MILD TASTE
  • VIBRANT GOLDEN YELLOW FLESH COLOUR

Touchstone Gold is a very early maturing, very uniform, round shaped beet for highest quality home garden, fresh market, baby beet and topped yellow beet production. Touchstone Gold roots are characterized by refined crowns, taproot and smooth orange skin. Touchstone Gold has a vibrant golden yellow internal colour with very little zoning. Touchstone Gold has a very mild and sweet taste compared to normal red beet. The yellow pigment does not stain as the normal red pigment and the golden yellow flesh retain its colour when cooked. Touchstone Gold roots can be roasted, boiled, or is ideal for fresh eating. Touchstone Gold has strong, erect growing, light green leaves with light yellow petioles that has a sweet, mild flavour suitable for salads or cooked as a chard or spinach.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • We do not recommend sowing during April, May and June in cold areas
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Touchstone Gold
KIND:
 Garden beet selection (Beta vulgaris L. subsp. vulgaris var. conditiva Alef.)
MATURITY: 50 – 55 days for warm season production. 60 – 65 days for cool season production
SEASON: Year round
ROOT SHAPE: Globe
CROWN SIZE: Medium – small
SMOOTHNESS: Very smooth
INTERIOR COLOUR: Golden yellow
ZONING: Very light
SUGAR CONTENT: High
TOP HEIGHT: Medium strong (35 – 40 cm)
LEAF HABIT: Erect
LEAF COLOUR AND GLOSS: Light green leaves with light yellow petioles
PURPLE IN LEAF (BETALIN PIGMENT): Very light
BOLTING HABIT: Very slow
PLANT POPULATION: 450 000 – 550 000 seeds per ha for normal roots. 600 000 – 800 000 for baby beet production
UNIFORMITY: Good
MARKET USE: Fresh market, processing and baby beet production
SPECIAL FEATURES: Year round production, widely adapted. Vibrant golden yellow colour, excellent smooth globe root of high quality