Falcon is an excellent choice for growers looking for a heat tolerant beet variety. It is a moderate to fast growing variety that forms a large blocky root. It has medium dark red exterior and interior color. It has a nice small tap root and a medium crown attachment. Falcon can be used for processors, fresh market growers, and home gardeners.
- Heat tolerant – perfect for hotter growing conditions
- Vigorous growing
- Large blocky-shaped roots
- Medium tall, upright plant habit
Days to Maturity from Direct Seed
|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.