Detailed description and characteristics of the Detroit beet variety
Detroit beets have gained great popularity for their high yields, taste and excellent appearance. The variety is unpretentious to growing conditions and requires minimal maintenance. The description and characteristics of this variety are given below.
Description and characteristics of the Detroit beet variety
The high-yielding beet variety Detroit is bred by Italian breeders. Refers to table types. The period from sowing seeds to harvesting is 100 days. This variety is suitable for growing in open beds and in moderately harsh climatic conditions - under a film cover.
Detroit, tolerates minor frosts well, and sprout amicably after winter sowing. The variety is resistant to various diseases.
Beets are round in shape with a thin skin. The root crop has burgundy flesh, without white veins and rings. The average weight of a vegetable is 200 grams. The variety is high-yielding - from one hundred square meters you can collect up to half a ton of delicious and sweet root crops.
Because of its rich taste, Detroit is used fresh, in the preparation of preserves, decoctions and juices.
Beets contain up to 14% sugar and 20% dry matter. In this regard, Detroit is subject to long-term fresh storage without losing its taste and useful properties.
Breeding history and growing region
Detroit beets came to our country from Italy.
The variety has three varieties:
- Detroit dark red - early ripe, rounded root vegetable, has a dark red pulp, without veins.
- Detroit 6 Rubidus - early ripe, rounded-aligned fruit with a thin axial shaft.
- Detroit 2 Nero - a high-yielding, mid-season beet variety with burgundy pulp. Subject to long-term storage.
All of these varieties can be grown in regions with unfavorable climates.
Advantages and disadvantages
The pluses include:
- High yields
- Frost resistance
- Uniform germination and unpretentiousness in cultivation
- The variety is resistant to diseases
disadvantages the variety is absent.
This variety grows well both when grown in seedlings, and directly directly in open ground. Planting beets with seedlings makes it possible to get a harvest much earlier, but at the same time, a young plant needs to create comfortable conditions and proper care.
Rules for planting seeds in open ground:
- The root crop is sown in pre-prepared nutrient soil. In the fall, the earth is dug up on a shovel bayonet and fertilized with organic and mineral fertilizers.
- Growing place beets choose sunny and draft-proof.
- The ideal place is considered beds where cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes or onions used to grow, and where cabbage and carrots grew, it will not be suitable for root crops.
- With increased acidity of the soil, ash or lime is added to it.
- Seeds are sown in the beds when the land warms up to 10-13 degrees.
Beet seeds germinate for a long time, so they must be prepared before planting.
Two ways to prepare seeds:
- Beet seeds before planting soaked in warm water for 24 hours, while constantly changing the water.
- The seeds are wrapped in cloth soaked in a weak solution of potassium permanganate and leave for 4 days warm. Care must be taken that the fabric is not very wet, but is constantly wet.
Prepared seeds germinate better and give an earlier harvest, and they also immediately acquire immunity to many diseases.
- The seeds are sown into furrows to a depth of 3 cm
- Distance between furrows - 25 cm, between seeds - 15 cm
- Planting material sprinkle with earth
- Garden beds mulch
- First shoots appear in a week
Beet seeds have the ability to bond together. If such seeds are found, do not try to separate them, as this can cause irreparable damage to the planting material.
After the emergence of seedlings, it is necessary to closely monitor the development of young plants. For good growth, you should adhere to some rules:
- Make sure that an earthen lump was not formed, as it prevents the penetration of nutrients into the soil and slows down the growth of the plant.
- Young seedlings need constant weeding from weeds. Weed grass drowns out young plantings, which negatively affects the quality and quantity of the crop.
- Timely watering plants and loosening the soil, while improving gas exchange and air permeability.
Watering is carried out in the evening. During the formation of the fruit, watering is increased. Watering stops a month before harvesting.
- Loosening produced every second day after watering.
- Mulching the beds. This procedure is carried out for a longer maintenance of moisture in the ground and to reduce the germination of weeds.
- Lure... Fertilization is carried out several times per season. Beets should not be overfed, as they crack and form voids when there is an excess of fertilizer.
- First groundbait carried out in May, at the stage of 2-3 sheets, with organic fertilizers, they will saturate the soil with nitrogen.
- The second - at the stage of the second weeding. Potash fertilizers are applied to the ground.
The lack of mineral fertilizers can be determined by the appearance of the root crop:
- With a lack of potassium - the tops of the plant brightens
- Lack of sodium - revealed by reddening of the veins on the leaves
In mulched beds, beets grow larger.
- Thinning. Thinning is done twice a season. The first time - when 2-3 true leaves appear, leaving a distance of 3-4 cm between plants. The second time - after 5-6 leaves grow. The distance is left 7-8 cm. Thinning of beets is carried out only in cloudy weather.
Features of this variety
- The root crop grows well both in the open field and under a film cover.
- Early maturity - in the warm season, you can take two crops.
- The variety can be grown in the climate of Siberia.
- When sowing in winter forms an early harvest.
Diseases and pests
During fruiting, beets are very vulnerable to many diseases and although the Detroit variety is immune to many diseases, she can be amazed:
- White and gray rot - the root collar and lower leaves are affected.
- Downy mildew - the disease develops on the tops.
- Medvedka - an adult gnaws at the roots and stems, which leads to the death of the plant.
- Winter scoop - the caterpillar gnaws young shoots, destroys leaves and spoils developing root crops.
By planting Detroit beets on your plot, you provide yourself with tasty, juicy, and most importantly healthy root crops. The vegetable is good fresh, preserved and in the preparation of fresh juices.
The fruits cannot boast of giant sizes, they are average, but almost all are the same. If you put such a fruit on the scales, they will display a figure of 190-210 grams.
The vegetable has a beautiful shape: round and smooth, without flaws, slightly lengthening towards the tail. No rings are visible in the cut, but there is one feature: the crimson pulp is distinguished by the saturation of a maroon hue. It contains 17-20% of dry matter. The sugar in such beets is 12-14%. These are table beets, pleasing with their juiciness and sweetish taste, perfect for various types of cooking. A variety of dishes and canned preparations from it are simply delicious.
Origin and development
The Detroit beet variety was developed in faraway Italy. At the beginning of this century, the variety was entered into the State Register of the Russian Federation. This root crop was highly appreciated by experts and recommended for growing in vegetable gardens, farms with the aim of selling and eating in all kinds of forms. Among the distinctive features of the variety are both high taste value and good yield.
However, with the creation of Detroit beets, breeders did not stop there. Many vegetable growers liked the characteristics of the root crop, so the range has been expanded and now you can purchase seeds of several subspecies:
- Detroit 6 Rubidus. Early maturing, tolerates frost rather calmly and a small amount of sunlight. Farmers have already "tasted" this version of Detroit, because the crop can be sold even when the neighbors have not yet ripened anything.
- Detroit Dark Red. It also ripens early, yields root crops weighing from 80 to 250 grams. The peculiarity is the rather high sugar content.
- Detroit 2 Nero. Medium late, great for winter storage. Also very tasty beets.
If your acquaintance with the variety is just beginning, you can sow a little of all the options, and look specifically on your own land, which turned out better. Alternatively, you can combine and plant both early and late beets in order to be at harvest for a long period.
The variety has no special requirements for temperature indicators. But it grows well when planted in April. Gives good results when grown both outdoors and in greenhouse conditions. Detroit beet grows well in various regions of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine.
Ripening time and yield
In general, the variety is considered mid-season. From the appearance of the first shoots to the full maturation of root crops, it takes, on average, 80-95 days. The yields are decent and stable. One hectare of beet "plantations" can harvest 35-68 centners of beets. A pleasant bonus is that this beet is not prone to flowering.
The best dark red beets without light rings
Early varieties of beets allow you to feast on a variety of dishes from this delicious vegetable in the summer, immediately after harvesting the fruit. The vegetable can be consumed without heat treatment. Sowing of seeds in such varieties occurs earlier than others, and harvesting occurs in 75-110 days.
Bordeaux variety 237
It belongs to one of the most famous cold-resistant beet varieties. Ripening of this variety occurs in 99-120 days. Fruits are medium in size, round in shape. The taste is pleasant, sweet, characteristic of this vegetable. The pulp is dark red. When frozen, taste is not lost. Beets with a long shelf life (more than six months). Suitable for sowing before winter. Not susceptible to damage by pests, diseases.
Modana red beet has a neat and beautiful round shape. A variety without light rings. The color of the variety is dark, burgundy-cherry. Weight reaches 130-260 grams. The pulp is pleasant to the taste, sweetish. Grown with seedlings. From the moment of planting young plants to harvest, 68-85 days pass. The variety is cold-resistant, unpretentious, disease-resistant. Suitable for bundling and recycling. Not stored for long.
Early ripe, sweet variety. The fruits are round in shape. The size is the same. Weight 195-380 grams. The skin is thin. Root crop without light rings. The pulp is rich in color, dark red. Fruit collection is uneven, starting from 85-95 days. The variety is stable, it can be stored for several months. Dark varieties of beets are ideal for making vinaigrette.
Refers to dark varieties of beets. The shape is round. The color is even, dark burgundy. A variety without light rings. The taste is sweet, delicate and very juicy. Root crops ripen in 77-83 days. Beets of this variety are resistant to diseases and are well stored. Does not lose its appearance, taste during storage.
Cold-resistant, early ripening variety. It does not freeze during spring frosts. The plant, during active growth, is demanding for watering. Red beets without light rings. The fruits are small and small. Weight reaches 210 grams.
An early, high-yielding, cold-resistant variety. Root crops are frost-resistant. The pulp is juicy, tasty, dark red in color. Radial rings are visible on the cut. Average weight 160 grams. Fruits are smooth, neat, rounded.
Egyptian flatGrade Egyptian flat
It is famous for its large (more than 500 grams) fruits. The pulp is purple-burgundy. Small radial circles are visible. The taste is sweet, juicy, ideal for vinaigrette. Ripening in the Egyptian flat variety occurs in 90-100 days. The variety is drought-resistant, stored for more than six months.
One-sprout, grown from seedlings. Cylindrical beets. Weight reaches 300 grams. Harvesting is done in 105-115 days. Beets of this variety are suitable for bundling and processing.
These varieties easily tolerate sowing for the winter. Summer drought does not harm fruit formation. Shelf life is longer than that of earlier varieties. Mid-season varieties are divided into several types and when choosing seeds, all the characteristics of the variety must be taken into account.
Borscht beet is suitable for growing on any soil. The pulp is pleasant to the taste, soft, dark raspberry color. No light rings. Small white radial circles sometimes appear. Fruits are of the same size, small. Fruit weight 230-500 grams. The skin is thin. Ripen in 98-104 days.
Delicacy beets are versatile and cold-resistant varieties. Fruits of the Delikatesnaya variety are used for cooking, preparing various dishes, preparations, and fresh consumption.
Maturation occurs on day 95. Small beets. The shape is round. The skin is smooth, thin. Beets are dark varieties and have dark cherry flesh. There are no radial rings.
Mid-season, moisture-loving variety. The shape of the fruit is oblong. The skin is thin. The taste is slightly sweet. Thin rings are visible on the cut. At the beginning of growth, the variety is demanding for timely, abundant watering. Shelf life up to six months. The commercial quality and taste do not change during storage.
Incomparable А 463
Grade Incomparable А 463
It is a high-yielding, unpretentious beet variety. The fruits are large, flat-round in shape. The top is red-gray. The pulp is dark cherry, tasty, juicy. A variety without light rings. Up to 9 kilograms of fruit can be removed from a square meter.
Differs in tasty and large fruits. Spherical beets. Weight reaches 500 grams. The pulp is uniform red, without light rings, soft, tasty. The color does not change during cooking. The harvest is stored throughout the winter.
Cold resistant 19
Cold-resistant grade 19
Cold hardy, medium early variety. The technical ripeness of root crops occurs in 65-76 days. The shape is flattened round. The color of the beets is dark red. The skin is smooth. Weight 150 - 230 grams. The pulp is very tasty, juicy, tender. The variety is suitable for bunch cultivation. The keeping quality of the fruit is good. You can sow in spring and before winter.
High-yielding and mid-season variety. The root crop is spherical. Weight 210-350 grams. With timely feeding, it increases.
These varieties have a long growing period. They are resistant to frost in spring and autumn and heat in summer. Vegetables are stored in a cool place until the next harvest. The loss of mass and appearance is insignificant.
Renova beets are famous for their abundant harvest. The shape is cylindrical. The skin is thin, dark pink. The pulp is red-violet. The fruit does not have a beetroot smell. The taste is pleasant. Fruit weight reaches 390 grams. The variety is cold-resistant and undemanding to the climate and growing conditions.
The single-sprout variety, with good care, allows you to remove up to a ton of root crops from a hundred square meters of land. From the moment of seed germination to full maturity of the fruit, 130 days pass. In a cool place, the vegetable is stored for up to six months. Average weight 450-550 grams.
Cylinder red beet got its name from its cylindrical shape. The plant is cold and heat resistant. Ripens in 101-120 days. Up to 120 kilograms of fruits are collected from a hundred. The size of the roots is small. But with good care it reaches 700 grams. Length 25-32 centimeters.
Matrona Sedek variety
It is a late variety. Beets are dark varieties. Rings are weak. The shape of the fruit is flat-round. Weight reaches 300 grams. The taste is pronounced. The fruits are suitable for long-term storage, do not lose their qualities.
Red beet Citadela is a late-ripening variety. Average length. The shape is cylindrical. The pulp is bright, without light rings. The taste is beetroot. If stored properly, it lasts until May. The appearance and taste practically does not change.
You can also distinguish varieties: Belushi F1, Vinaigrette, Red Ruby, Bikores, Wodan F1, Two-seeded TSKHA, Bolivar, Crimson ball, Nohovski, Tsarina F1, Cold-resistant, Bettollo F1, Bona, Bordeaux single-seeded, Globus, Boro F1, Zhukovchanka, Libero, Subeto F1, Madam, Ideal, Demeter. They are distinguished by excellent taste and versatility in use.
The most productive varieties of beets
According to the ripening period, beets are divided into early, mid-ripening and late. For winter storage, the second and third are suitable. Early and ultra-early beets are good because they ripen in 2-3 months, but they do not lie well. But for a delicious summer borschechka, that's it.
Using personal experience and feedback from gardeners from the forum, I will describe the best yielding varieties of beets. I advise you to plant them in 2020.
The best early varieties of beets: description, reviews, photos
Egyptian flat beet, characteristic
Early maturing (from germination to harvesting 95-115 days) beet variety. Root crops are flat-round, dark red, weighing 200-400 g. The flesh is red with a violet tinge, juicy, good taste.
Advantages of the variety: stable yield, resistance to drought and flowering, suitability for long-term storage.
Egyptian flat sekla is suitable for all types of culinary processing. In good growing conditions, it has no white rings on the cut.
Beetroot Red ball improved
Ultra-early (72-78 days from germination to harvest) high-yield beet variety. Root crops are even, rounded, weighing 150-250 grams. Their flesh is dark red, tender, juicy, sweet, almost without rings, quickly cooked.
Advantages of the variety: amicable yield of the harvest, high commercial qualities, good keeping quality.
Recommended for home cooking, as well as baby and diet food.
Bordeaux beet 237
Medium early variety (period from full germination to technical ripeness 95-110 days). Root crops are round, weighing 200-500 g, with dark red pulp and excellent taste.
Advantages of the variety: comparative heat resistance, high yield in all weather conditions, good keeping quality during winter storage. Recommended for cooking and processing. Due to the rapid overgrowth of root crops, later and thickened crops are recommended.
Cold-resistant beet 19
A mid-early variety of beets, the period from full sprouting to technical ripeness is 66-76 days. Root crops are flat-rounded, dark red, smooth, weighing 150-220 g. The pulp is juicy, tender, with excellent taste.
The variety is suitable for growing on a bunch with podwinter and early spring sowing. Used fresh, for processing and long-term storage.
Advantages of the variety: cold resistance, suitability for winter sowing, resistance to flowering, good keeping quality.
Mid-season beet varieties: description, photo
Beet Bohemia, characteristic
A mid-season variety (from the moment of germination to ripening, 70-80 days pass) of table beet. Root crops are rounded and flat-rounded, with a dark burgundy color. The pulp is maroon, juicy and tender, without rings, with excellent taste. The weight of one fruit is 300-500 g.
Advantages of the Bohemian variety: resistance to cercosporosis and flowering, does not require thinning, good keeping quality.
Subject to agricultural technology for this culture, root crops do not have light rings in the cut.
High-yielding mid-season beet variety (period from germination to harvesting 115-120 days). Root crops are round, large, aligned, smooth, dark red. The pulp is evenly colored, without rings, has excellent taste.
Advantages of the variety: large root crops have high commercial qualities and good keeping quality.
Beet yield of Bona: 5.5 - 6.8 kg per sq.m.
Detroit beet, photo
The most common mid-season beet variety (100-110 days pass from germination to ripening). Root crops of the correct, rounded shape, the same size, with a smooth skin, deep red color, without rings. The weight of the roots is about 250 g. The rosette of leaves is not dense.
Advantages of the variety: resistance to shooting, high yield, even fruits with good marketable qualities, excellent keeping quality. Suitable for both long-term storage and processing.
Beet Incomparable A 463
Medium-early high-yielding, cold-resistant beet variety, 70-100 days pass from germination to harvest.
Root crops are rounded and flat-rounded, weighing 170-400 g, dark red with a burgundy tint.
Advantages of the variety: cold-resistant, resistant to flowering and cercosporosis. Possesses good keeping quality.
Agrotechnics of this culture: sowing seeds on May 1-15, sowing scheme 30 x 7 cm, harvesting July 25 - September 5.
New mid-season variety (from germination to harvesting 120-130 days).
Root crops are rounded, leveled, smooth, maroon color, weighing 150-350 g. The pulp is red, without rings, juicy, tender, with excellent taste. Preserves color when heat treated. Ideal for winter storage.
Sowing with seeds in the ground in late April - early May to a depth of 2-4 cm, with row spacing of 25-30 cm and a distance between seeds of 7-8 cm.
The best late varieties of beets: description, photos, reviews
Renova beet, characteristic
Late-ripening, high-yielding variety with long cylindrical dark pink roots. From mass shoots to technical ripeness, 100-110 days pass.
Root crops are leveled, weighing 180-350 g, with dark purple juicy, tender, dense pulp, without rings.
Advantages of the variety: good keeping quality for 6-7 months, while not losing taste.
Medium late (120-130 days) beet variety. Root crops are cylindrical, 5-9 cm in diameter and 10-16 cm long, weighing 180-250 g, with a thin skin. The pulp is juicy, sweet, dark red, without white rings.
The Cylinder variety is distinguished by good keeping quality and resistance to the main diseases of beet. Possesses excellent taste.
This is the most popular variety among Russian gardeners.
Notes on beet farming
- Beets prefer fertile sandy loam soils. Seeds are sown in the ground in the second half of May. The seeding depth is 2-4 cm, the distance between the rows is 30 cm, between the seeds is 7-8 cm.
- Beets are responsive to potash and ash fertilization. During the entire growing season, loosening of row spacings, weeding, thinning of seedlings is carried out. Beets are watered depending on weather conditions; they do not tolerate waterlogging.
- For winter sowing, seeds are sown at the end of October to a depth of 4-6 cm.
- The best precursors for beets are early potatoes, onions, cucumber, pumpkin, and squash.
We invite you to leave your feedback on the beet varieties that you like in the comments. So you will share information with other gardeners who do not yet have much experience in gardening. Everyone wants to plant the most delicious varieties of beets with good yields.
Beet varieties that seemed to me the most delicious, video
And yet the sweetest and most delicious beets in the Cylinder type varieties. And this sort never has white rings in the cut. Besides, it cooks quickly.
I live in the Kirov region, the climate does not spoil us, so I try to grow only varieties proven by life experience. I chose the "MONA" variety of beets. An excellent variety, never let down, the fruits are beautiful, very even, cylindrical in shape, almost all of the same size, without rings, very convenient when cooking, because at the same time everything is boiled quickly, the fruits are very tasty. I like this sort more than "CYLINDER", because the variety "MONA" does not have a huge fruit size, as is sometimes found in the "CYLINDER"
For many years, the soot of Pablo F1 beets is always quite smooth, sweet, few leaves and keeps well. No rings!
2 years I have been planting Egyptian flat beets and mulatto excellent varieties
The shape is the same as that of the Cylinder variety and is not inferior in taste to the beet varieties Andromeda, Ataman, Vital, Andromeda, Kedri, Tenderness, Rival. It is just as juicy and quickly cooked, you can plant any of these varieties, you can't go wrong.
I bought red beet seeds at the market. Combined beet grown. Above, the fruit is red, and then a solid color. What is this variety and can it be eaten? So I wanted to drink juice for a month and I don't know if it is possible to drink juice from such beets and whether it will give any benefit. Who knows the answers to my questions, please help. The harvest is very good, but I don't know where to apply it.
Characteristics of the variety
|Assignment of the variety||dining room|
|Dry matter content||17 — 20 %|
|Sugar content||12 — 14 %|
|Weight||190 - 200 g|
|Yield per hectare||35 - 68 centners|
Detroit is native to Italy. At the beginning of the 21st century, it was entered into the State Register of the Russian Federation. This beet is a dining room. It is recommended for cultivation in summer cottages and for eating in various forms. A distinctive feature of the variety is the highest yield and excellent taste of root crops.
This red beet comes in several varieties:
- Detroit Dark Red is an early maturing form with rounded dark red roots. There are no veins inside.
- Detroit 2 Nero beets are medium-ripening beets with rounded roots. The pulp has a burgundy color. The variety has good keeping quality and practically does not accumulate nitrates.
- Variety Detroit 6 Rubidus - early maturing beets with rounded root crops. The axial rod is not thick.
The characteristics of the variety say that it can be grown in a greenhouse or open field. Seedlings are cold-hardy enough and well tolerate spring night frosts.
Buriak Detroit is practically not affected by diseases and pests.
Root crops are round. The peel is smooth. The pulp has a burgundy color. There are no rings inside. Fruits are small in size, but all one to one. The mass of each is 190-210 g. The pulp contains 17-20% of dry matter. Sugar content 12-14%. Root crops are versatile. They are suitable for preparing canned food and various dishes.
The yields are high and stable. From one hectare of plantations, you can get 35-68 centners of root crops. This red beet is not prone to flowering.
Characteristics of beet varieties with photos and descriptions
And now we bring to your attention a description of the varieties of red beets - the most popular, most productive and in demand today.
Beet Pablo F1
The most popular beetroot today is a hybrid of the Dutch selection Pablo F1. Its secret is in the optimal combination of a small shape, almost complete absence of white rings, sweet taste with unpretentious cultivation. It belongs to the medium early, it is resistant to adverse weather conditions (cold, moisture deficit) and, which is very important, to the quality of the soil. Therefore, it can be grown in Ukraine, and in Belarus, and in Moldova, and in the northern regions of Russia. In this way, Pablo F1 is one of the best beet varieties for the Urals.
The root crop is stored without losing its shape and taste for several months, it is not prone to cracking, shooting and flowering, it is resistant to many dangerous diseases (scab, cercospora, corneed). Have beets Pablo F1 straight medium-sized rosette, round-shaped fruits, weighing 100-150 grams (sometimes up to 200-250 grams), 10-15 cm in diameter, average yield - up to 7 kg per "square". The color of the pulp is burgundy-purple, the skin of the root crops is burgundy, smooth, rather thin. The growing season is 100-110 days.
Another very popular, time-tested beet variety - Cylinder... Gardeners fell in love with it for a rather long shelf life (more than 4 months), sweet juicy pulp without the notorious rings, very tasty, as well as resistance to major diseases of root crops.
Beet variety Cylinder refers to medium late (ripening period - from 120 to 130 days). The shape of the fruit is elongated, cylindrical, diameter - 5-8 cm, length - 10-15 cm. Fruits are medium-sized, with dark skin, weighing 150-250 grams (sometimes more). Cylinder beets are often grown for sales because the roots grow neat, even, and even. Productivity - more than 7 kg per "square", and the "cylinders" are pulled out of the ground very easily.
Also in favor of the Cylinder beet is the fact that improved hybrids were developed on its basis - Daughter F1 cylinders and Granddaughter F1.
This is a mid-season beet variety (110-120 days), which appeared on store shelves not so long ago, but is already loved by gardeners. The beet variety Mulatto is not very rich in color of the pulp (not burgundy or ruby, namely dark red), but this in no way affects the richness of the taste - it is juicy, sweet, very tasty. After heat treatment, it does not change color, which is important for borscht lovers. Root crops are round, not too large (150-300 grams), smooth. 4-5 kg of mulatto beets are harvested from one "square" of the garden. This variety is suitable for winter storage, resistant to temperature fluctuations, unpretentious to the soil, immune to the flower. Among the disadvantages of mulatto beets is increased demand for lighting; in the shade, the root crop will grow savory and small.
Egyptian flat beet
Bred almost 80 years ago, this beet variety is still popular today, which says a lot. Of course, Egyptian flat beets are not as sweet and tasty as some new varieties (in other words, they taste as usual), they will not last until summer (although 70-80% of root crops will survive the winter), and this variety weakly stable. But the Egyptian flat beet also has advantages, thanks to which it still remains among the leaders in the preferences of summer residents: unpretentiousness to soils, the ability to tolerate long periods of drought without damage, and resistance to flowering.
The characteristics of the Egyptian flat beet variety are as follows: the ripening period is 90-100 days (medium early), the root crop grows flattened, small, neat, the average weight is 200-350 grams, but there are specimens up to 500 grams, 4- 8 kg of root vegetables, the color of the pulp is burgundy-purple, without pronounced rings.
Bordeaux beet 237
Beet variety Bordeaux 237 - another time-tested, reliable, and for many summer residents - the best red beet variety... Rounded, neat root vegetables with rich burgundy juicy sweet pulp are not too large, so they are convenient to process, bake, Bordov 237 is well suited for salads. The variety is famous for its stable yield, good germination, heat and drought resistance and the ability to store well - until spring, or even until the new season, will lie in the cellar without frowning or shrinking.
Bordeaux beet 237 refers to medium early (ripening period - 70-110 days), root crops grow weighing from 200 to 500 grams, with a diameter of 10-15 cm, the shape is round or slightly flattened. The variety is considered resistant to diseases, but in some years it is affected by peronosporosis and cercosporosis. From the "square" of the garden, you can collect from 4 to 8 kg of beets.
Perhaps the most popular of the early-growing beet varieties today.Still - during the season Detroit can be sown twice, since the ripening period of the root crop is only 650-100 days. Taste qualities beetroot detroit gorgeous - it is juicy, dark red, has a pleasant sweet taste. Root crops grow small (from 100 to 200 grams), but aligned, round, smooth, with a very small axial root - in general, very marketable. Among other advantages of Detroit beets - resistance to flowering, to cold.
As for early beets, Detroit is stored well, but for laying for long winter storage, nevertheless, it is better to choose another variety, mid- or late-ripening. Another unpleasant bonus of this early maturing beet is its weak resistance to diseases, increased demand for watering and light.
Beet red ball
It is an early variety with a ripening period of 65-100 days, which is famous for its very juicy, dark red, almost purple sweet flesh, practically without rings on the cut. It is recommended for use in dietary and baby food, and, of course, in cooking (it cooks quickly and does not have an unpleasant "beetroot" aftertaste). Beet variety Red ball is resistant to cold weather, flowering, stemming, drought and disease resistance - medium. Root crops grow round, weighing 200-500 grams. Productivity of beets Red ball is high, up to 6 kg of root crops are harvested from the "square" of the garden. Stored without problems until spring.
The mid-late representative of the beet is cylindrical, so in the middle lane it may not have time to ripen. Beet variety Monagood because it is one-sprout (not 3-5 sprouts grow from one seed, but only one), so thinning is not required. As a result, root crops form quickly, grow even and delight with a stable yield. Despite its elongated shape, this beet is easily pulled out of the ground, as it will sink into the soil only a third of its length. The average weight of Mona beets is 200-350 grams, length is 10-20 cm, diameter is about 5 cm, the pulp is tender, juicy, dark red, rings are almost invisible. The yield is high - 6-7 kg of root crops from the "square" of the garden.
This beet got its name for its excellent taste - its pulp is juicy, very sweet, dark red with almost black rings. Beet variety Incomparable refers to early maturing (70-96 days). Root crops grow round or slightly flattened, weighing 150-400 grams, are stored, despite the early maturity, well - until spring. Of the features - incomparable beets do not like heavy soils, are weakly resistant to cercosporosis, resistant to flowering, stemming and cold weather.
An early maturing variety (70-100 days), which, due to its cold resistance, can be sown very early in the open field. Roots beetroot boltardi grow medium-sized (150-350 grams), but very even, smooth, neat rounded shape. The pulp deserves special attention: it is completely ringless, burgundy-purple, very sugary and juicy. Suitable for bookmarking for long-term storage. Boltardi beets are considered resistant to diseases and flowering, but demanding on watering and feeding. From the "square" of the garden, you can collect 3-8 kg of root crops.
Beetroot bovine blood
This beet variety is for lovers of large root crops: the weight of one specimen can exceed 600 grams. Beetroot bovine blood - a medium late variety (110-120), distinguished by resistance to cold weather, flowering and excellent keeping quality. The beet pulp is dark red, with slightly pronounced rings, but without hard veins; after cooking, the color does not change. In the characteristics of the beet variety, it is indicated that the weight of root crops is 150-240 grams, but in fact, gardeners note that the real weight of Bovine blood is 2 or even three times higher.
This is a relatively new variety of beets with medium ripening periods (105-120 days), which summer residents fell in love with for the juicy, delicate, sweet taste of the pulp, small uniform rounded root crops weighing 200-300 grams and good keeping quality. Beet variety Bona pleasant in that it has no rings on the cut and is resistant to most diseases. You can collect 5-7 kg of root crops from the "square" of the garden.
Popularity beet variety Smuglyanka due to its sweet, rich taste, dense pulp of bright pink-purple color and very good keeping quality. Smuglyanka beet belongs to mid-season varieties (95-110 days), root crops grow up to 200-400 grams in weight. Among other advantages of the variety are the stability of yields, cold resistance, resistance to flowering.
Podzimnyaya beet A 474
From the name it is obvious that this is one of the best varieties of beets for winter sowing. Overall beets Podzimnyaya A 474is a mid-season variety (95-105 days), and is suitable not only for winter sowing, but also for early spring sowing. Differs in dark red flat-rounded roots, growing up to 200-300 grams. Podzimnyaya beet pulp A 474 is sweet, juicy, with a good taste and dark red color. Equally important features of the variety are cold resistance and suitability for long-term storage.
One of the main canteen beetroot hybrids for Europe and the USA. Moreover: abroad Kestrel F1 is one of the quality standards and high yield. It is used in baby food and juices, as the rich red color does not "fade" after heat treatment. Also, a hybrid of beets Kestrel F1 has excellent commercial qualities - uniformity of root crops, good transportability, high sugar content, keeping quality.
Beet Kestrel F1 belongs to mid-season hybrids (90-100 days) with a small root process, a smooth surface, a small leaf rosette. The average fruit weight is from 300 to 400 grams.
Pros and cons of the variety
Detroit has an impressive vegetative mass and a well-developed root system. All this allows him to resist heat and consume nutrients in the required quantities.
Among the advantages of the variety, vegetable growers call:
- uniformity of seedlings, good health of plants and an amicable period of their ripening
- unpretentiousness and ease of growing
- normal tolerance of short frosts
- excellent keeping quality (stored at home and in special rooms), hassle-free transportability
- versatility, which makes it possible to put the vegetable as food or use it for the manufacture of medicinal decoctions, lotions and masks.
A small disadvantage can be called perhaps the average, not large, size of root crops, but their attractive appearance, wonderful taste and other positive characteristics successfully cover such a trifle.