Kestrel’s hybrid vigor leads to an early, uniform plant stand. Its ability to develop a round shape at an early stage makes it an excellent candidate for baby beet production. This variety can also be stored for extended periods of time when harvested at full maturity.
- For fresh market, main season and baby beets
- Early, with hybrid vigor, uniformity, and yield
- High sugar content
Days to Maturity to Indoor Baby Leaf
Days to Maturity from Direct Seed
HG Market Segment
Beets are enjoying a come-back! Not only are they delicious, but nutritious. Beets provide a rich source of carbohydrates and protein, and have high levels of important vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. They are a great source of potassium, magnesium, folic acid, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, niacin, biotin, betanin and beta-carotene. They also contain the important vitamins – A, B6 and C – plus, powerful antioxidants and soluble fiber.
|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|
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.