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Fresh Start (Hybrid)

Beet / Beet – Baby Leaf / Indoor Baby Leaf / Indoor Greens

Sakata Indoor Greens

Fresh Start hybrid is a fast-growing baby leaf variety, grown only for the leaves (it does not form a root). Fresh Start matures quickly (25-35 days) and features dark red petioles with dark green leaves. Well defined veins add a pop of color to salads. Its crunchy texture pairs well with any kind of dressing. Leaves can be cut multiple times for an extended harvest. A perfect addition to baby leaf salad blends. HR: Pfb

  • Dark red petiole with well-defined veins
  • Highly resistant to Downy Mildew
  • Suitable for container growing
  • U.S. Patent protected

*Variety is for baby leaf, or bunch greens only will not form a usable beet root


Days to Maturity to Indoor Baby Leaf


Days to Maturity to Baby Leaf


Disease Resistance

HR: Pfb


Leaf Shape


Leaf Characteristics


Market Use

Baby Leaf

Leaf Color

Dark Green

Petiole Color

Dark Red

Plant Habit


Relative Maturity



Very Uniform

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Key to Resistance Codes
BNYVV Rhizomania Beet necrotic yellow vein virus
Cb Cercospora Leaf spot Cercospora beticola
Ps (Pfb) Downy Mildew Peronospora schachtii  (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. betae)
Psa Bacterial blight or leaf spot Pseudomonas syringae pv. aptata
Rs Rhizoctonia crown & root rot Rhizoctonia solani

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.


Claims and other disclosed information are based on our observations and/or information from other sources. Crop performance depends on the interaction between the genetic potential of the seed, its physiological characteristics, the environment, including management, and other uncontrollable factors that may alter expected performance. Triploid hybrid watermelon varieties will on occasion produce empty white seed coats or hard, dark undeveloped seeds and, therefore, are not warranted to be completely “seedless”. Statements concerning the reaction of varieties to a specific pathogen, pest or stress are based on evaluation under defined conditions. These reactions can be affected by changes in environmental and biological factors, especially new pathogen races, pest biotypes or vectors of disease agents. Therefore, we give no warranty, express or implied, for crop performance relative to the information given; nor do we accept any liability for any loss, direct, indirect, or consequential, that may arise from any cause. Read all seed package labeling carefully to understand the terms and conditions of sale.