KIND: F1 hybrid round red beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.)
SOWING SEASONAL: All year round
MATURITY: Very early.
Warm season: 55 – 75 days from sowing.
Cool season: 90 – 100 days from sowing. Note: maturity depends on sowing date, production location and seasonal variations.
ROOT DIMENSIONS: Medium to large (55mm – 95mm). Root size is influenced by the plant population
ROOT SHAPE: Globe to blocky
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Excellent
EXTERNAL ROOT/SKIN COLOUR: Dark red
INTERNAL ROOT/FLESH COLOUR: Dark red
INTERNAL ZONING: Little, faint
ROOT SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Very smooth
ROOT TASTE/BRIX (SUGAR CONTENT): Mildly sweet, average BRIX (8 – 10%)
TAPROOT APPEARANCE: Short, fine and neat
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: Medium tall, 30-35cm
LEAF/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND HABIT: Upright
LEAF/FOLIAGE COLOUR AND GLOSS: Dark green and glossy
PERCENTAGE LEAF PURPLING: Very low
CROWN SIZE: Small
LEAF ATTACHMENT (SIZE AND STRENGTH): Medium and average
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow to bolt – high tolerance
SUGGESTED SOWING DENSITY: Density depends on the season, sprout count, size requirement of the roots and the target market/uses of the final product, however we suggest:
Pre-pack beetroot: 350 000 – 550 000 seeds per hectare.
Processing/larger beetroot: 250 000 – 350 000 seeds per hectare
MARKET USES: Bunched, fresh market, pre-pack and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Excellent variety for summer production, high yield, medium-tall foliage which stays green throughout the growing season making it attractive for consumption/cooking. The seed is available in a range of different seed sizes.