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Red Kite (Hybrid)

Beet / Beet – Mature

Red Kite is a hybrid beet for the fresh and processing markets with globe shaped roots and improved, smooth skin. It has a fine taproot and narrow crown, excellent overall root uniformity and medium green tops that are shorter than average and erect. Roots have deep dark red external and internal color.

  • Dark red internal and external color
  • Smoother skin
  • Small to medium crown attachment
  • Experimental# BEH152

Days to Maturity from Direct Seed


Root Shape


Bolt Resistance




Exterior Color

Dark Red

Interior Color

Deep Red

Leaf Characteristics

Slightly Wavy

Exterior Characteristics


Leaf Color

Dark Green

Market Use


HG Market Segment

Farm Market
Seed Packet

Plant Habit


Relative Maturity


Top Height

Medium Short

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.


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.