Kestrel

Kestrel Beet

(53 days baby; 85 days full size) F1-hybrid. Dual purpose solid red round beet is good as a baby bunching beet and as a full-size storage beet. The smooth appearance and dark red color is enhanced by a refined tap root. Slow to bolt, it has good production and excellent sweet beet flavor. Intermediate resistance to DM, PM, CLS and rhizoctonia. Added to our web selection late last season, but to the catalog listing for 2018.


2126 Kestrel
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Price
A: 1/8oz for $2.50  
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B: 1/2oz for $5.00  
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C: 1oz for $9.00  
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D: 4oz for $28.00  
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E: 1lb for $84.00  
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Additional Information

Beets

Beta vulgaris

⅛ oz packet sows 20 ft; 1 oz sows 160 ft.

Culture: Hardy and easy to grow. Can be sown almost as soon as ground can be worked. Thin by harvesting greens with baby beets. Beets left to mature to full size should be at least 3" apart.

Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°.

Disease: CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
CLS looks like someone shot a series of small target-like circles in the foliage. Prolonged periods of rainfall and high humidity exacerbate this disease. In serious cases the spots darken and extend. Rotating crops, removing plant debris, and wider spacing to ensure adequate air circulation are preventive measures.

Scab, the same disease that afflicts potatoes, causes rough brown spots on the skin. Adequate irrigation is a preventive.