Beet

Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) has made significant contributions in the development of improved cultivars and their relevant production, protection and processing technologies in fourteen mandated crops, covering cereals, coarse millets, pulses, oilseeds, fodder, fibre  and horticultural crops. These crop varieties have been widely adopted in their recommended areas / agro-climatic zones.

Crimson Globe

The tops are medium to tall. The leaves are elliptical, large and bright green with maroon shade although veination is prominently colored in younger and older ones. Edible roots are globular to flattened globe, medium red with little shoulders whereas flesh is medium dark red with indistinctive zones and non corrosive in taste when taken raw. This variety is suitable for salad

Performance Results:

  • 200 q/ha

Cost:

  • Rs. 400/Kg of seeds

Detroit Dark Red

The tops are small, the leaves glossy dark green tinged with maroon (more prominent on older ones) where veination is prominent; mid rib is thin from dorsal side and appears to be wider because of spreading maroon shade in its vicinity. The well developed roots are perfectly round, smooth, uniform and attractive with deep red skin and small collar and small tap roots. Flesh is deep red with lighter zoning, fine grained, tender and corrosive when eaten raw.

Performance Results:

  • 150-200 q/ha

Cost:

  • Rs. 400/Kg of seeds