CHARACTERISTIC*: RED ACE
KIND: F1 hybrid, round red beetroot (Beta vulgaris L.)
SOWING SEASON: All year round
MATURITY: Early to medium.
Warm season: 70 – 85 days from sowing.
Cool season: 90 – 100 days from sowing. Note: maturity depends on sowing date, production location and seasonal variations.
ROOT DIMENSIONS: Small to extra-large (25mm – 115mm). Root size is influenced by the plant population
ROOT SHAPE: Top to globe
ROOT UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Excellent
EXTERNAL ROOT/SKIN COLOUR: Deep red
INTERNAL ROOT/FLESH COLOUR: Deep red
INTERNAL ZONING: Low/faint
ROOT SKIN SMOOTHNESS: Smooth
ROOT TASTE/BRIX (SUGAR CONTENT): Mildly sweet, average BRIX (8 – 10%)
TAPROOT APPEARANCE: Short and medium in thickness/diameter
TOP/FOLIAGE HEIGHT: Medium tall, 30-35cm
LEAF/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND HABIT: Erect/upright
LEAF/FOLIAGE COLOUR AND GLOSS: Dark green and glossy
PERCENTAGE LEAF PURPLING: Low
CROWN SIZE: Small to medium
LEAF ATTACHMENT (SIZE AND STRENGTH): Medium and average
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow to bolt – high tolerance
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC):
Intermediate resistance: Cercospora beticola (Cb)
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.
Baby beetroot: 900 000 – 1 200 000 seed per hectare
MARKET USES: Bunched, baby leaf, baby beetroot, fresh market, pre-pack and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: Excellent variety for all year round production. Roots are smooth, uniform, round and deep red in colour. Renowned for high yields and consistent performance.