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Chioggia Guardsmark

Beet
Beet / Beet – Mature / Beet – Specialty

Chioggia Guardsmark offers a vivid purple and white interior zoning, along with a mild sweet flavor. This beet is appealing to the fresh market, specialty growers and home gardeners. The roots have a flattened-globe shape, a medium-sized crown and a medium-sized tap root. Organic and non-organic seeds available.

  • Heirloom variety with good flavor
  • Internal root color white with purple rings
  • Attractive variety for fresh markets

Days to Maturity from Direct Seed

85-90

Root Shape

Flat Egyptian

Bolt Resistance

High

Interior Color

Purple & White Zoning

Leaf Characteristics

Smooth

Exterior Characteristics

Smooth

Market Use

Bunch
Multi
Fresh
Mature
Specialty

Leaf Color

Light Green

Petiole Color

White

Plant Habit

Semi Upright

Relative Maturity

Mid-late

Uniformity

Uniform

Top Height

Medium

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.

CODE DISEASE PATHOGEN
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.

Disclaimer

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.