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Pacemaker III Beets pk/50

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SKU BT19-50
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Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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53 days. Beta vulgaris. (F1) Plant produces good yields of medium size smooth round red beets. The tall tops are glossy medium green color which makes an attractive addition to mesclun mixes. The globe shaped roots are blood red in color and have excellent flavor. The green tops can be boiled and used as greens. Ideal for boiling, pickling, canning, baking, and freezing. A late bolting variety with excellent flavor. An excellent processing variety for open field production. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Drought Tolerant. Disease Resistant: CLS, PM, RZ.

Lot No: P1681-02-12

Germination: 86%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 24,000

Plant Height: Leaves 18” Tall/Roots 3” Diameter

Planting Season: Spring/Summer/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Beet Seeds
Beta vulgaris

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2 "75 F to 85 F 14 to 21 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"12" 4"45 - 55 days
Beet Seeds Planting Information:

Beets do not do well in poor soil or clay soil, so prepare the soil by adding compost and manure. They thrive in cooler regions. Plant your seeds outdoors directly in the garden. Planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked and 1 week after last frost. Plant in 2 to 3 weeks intervals for a steady harvest until about 2 months before first killing frost in the fall. Plants can grow 2" to 12" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires loose fertile soil that is slightly alkaline in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil uniformly moist and from drying out.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Dig or pull roots when 2" or greater. You can harvest beets for greens at any time. Leave fall crop in the ground until needed or when soil begins to freeze.


CLS – Cercospora Leaf Spot

Scientific Name: Cercospora asparagi, Cercospora beticola

Type: Fungus

Cercospora Leaf Spot is a world-wide fungal disease that affects the growth of asparagus, beets, carrots, corn, eggplants, peppers, soybeans, and tomatoes. It is the most destructive foliage disease of beets in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. Leaf spots occur on leaves. Symptoms include lesions of round or angular brown spots with green, brown, gray, or white centers. The leaves turn yellow, wither, and eventually die off and the whole plant becomes defoliated. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 55-65 F and usually occur between June and August when moisture and humidity are very high. Fungicides can help manage the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

PM – Powdery Mildew

Scientific Name: Erysiphe betae

Type: Fungus

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects the growth of beets, cantaloupes & melons, cucumbers, peas, squash, Swiss chard, and tomatoes. The fungal disease may cause poor growth of the fruits in cucumbers if the infection is severe. The leaves of the cucumber begin to wither and then fall off prematurely. The disease usually affects older leaves. The leaves tend to turn a light green or a yellow green when infected. A powdery white or light gray color mold appears on the underside of the leaves. An odor similar to that of a musty basement is noticeable in fields with severe powdery mildew. The disease can spread rapidly under favorable conditions and infect the entire leaves within a week. The disease is favorable with long periods of dry weather, warm days, and cool nights, and fluctuations of day/night temperatures. The most favorable temperatures are 54-81 F and usually occur in early spring and autumn when moisture and humidity are very high. The disease can spread rapidly and can infect a field within 5 days. Fungicides for powdery mildew can help manage the disease. Good air circulation and increasing space between the plants can help control and prevent the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

RZ – Rhizoctonia Root & Crown Rot

Scientific Name: Rhizoctonia solani

Type: Fungus

Rhizoctonia Root & Crown Rot is a world wide soil borne disease that affects the growth of beets. When the plant is infected, the leaves begin to wilt and the root system begins to rot. It can affect seedlings with damping-off problems, and the seedlings will wilt and often die. The crown on the beet root will rot, at or below the surface. Above ground symptoms include stunted leaves, dull leaf color, and a sudden wilting of the leaves. The leaves will turn yellow and eventually die. As the disease progresses, cankers and cracks may develop in the roots and a brown rotting may be seen in these cracks. Dark brown or black lesions may also be seen on the roots. In the advance stages of the bacterial root rot, a smell of fermentation will also be present. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 70-95 F and usually occur in poorly drained soil and where moisture and humidity are very high. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same infested location, year after year. Fungicides can help manage the disease. Good air circulation and increasing space between the plants can help control and prevent the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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