Red Ace F1 Hybrid Round Red Beetroot
- EARLY TO MID-MATURING RED BEETROOT
- WIDELY ADAPTED – ALL YEAR ROUND PRODUCTION
- SMOOTH, DEEP RED AND GLOBE SHAPED ROOTS
- CONSITENT PERFORMER – RELIABLE YIELD
Red Ace is an early to medium maturing hybrid red beetroot, suitable for all year-round production. Red Ace’s wide adaptability and excellent yield potential have made it an industry leader. Red Ace is renowned for its smooth, uniform, deep red, globe-shaped roots, high yields and consistent performance. The latter characteristics are why this variety is preferred by multiple food processors. Red Ace is also suitable for the bunched, baby leaf, baby beetroot and pre-pack market as well as for home gardeners. Red Ace has intermediate resistance to Cercospora leaf spot/Cb (Cercospora beticola).
SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS
- Sakata do not recommend sowing during April, May and June in areas prone to heavy frost.
- Contact a Sakata area representative for a beetroot sowing guide.
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.