Jolly Red F1 Beetroot Seeds
Jolly Red is a hybrid beetroot with a remarkable performance. It stands out in uniformity of size and shape. It possesses an erect plant habit with vigorous foliage.
Beetroot shows an attractive deep red colour, and low fibre texture with a very sweet taste. It is recommended for highland cultivation similar to Jhelum Beetroot.
Characteristics of Jolly Red F1 Beetroot Seeds
- Beetroot has good taste and colour
- It matures between 60-65 days
- Possesses a round shape in fruit.
- It has a strong vigour.
- Plant bolting is late
- Weighs 125-140 gram
- Beetroot yield can be as much as 35 tons per hectare.
Health benefits of Beetroot
- Commonly for better athletic results because of the strength booster in it
- Prevents liver failure issues, increased blood pressure, and other diseases.
- It also decreases muscle soreness during exercise.
- Beetroot contains compounds that can relieve cholesterol, swelling and some other forms of health issues. It develops into even round roots with a smooth shoulder.
- Increases the absorption of oxygen during exercise because the juice supplement in it contains healthy nutrients
- Beetroot in the diet increases fibre intake.
Planting of Beetroot
- Beetroot can be planted in containers, seed trays or directly into the field. It can also be grown indoors and in a greenhouse.
- It should be planted when the rains are just starting. Spacing is about 5cm in rows for the seed and 25cm between rows.
- Plant the seeds into the soil 2cm deep. The distance between should be 60cm-70cm apart. It can be planted in single, double or multiple rows.
- Water immediately after planting. Be careful not to over-water beetroot because it can split their roots.
- Use organic fertilizer to grow beetroot. You can use more manure containing nitrogen at the beginning such as chicken dung.
- It takes between 3 months for beetroot to mature after planting. Harvest when the globes are about 5cm in diameter, like the size of a golf ball.
- To store beetroot in a natural way is by lifting them and storing them in boxes. Lift their roots very carefully cut off the foliage and leave 5cm behind. Put sand or leafmold in the box and store in a cool dry place.
- To overcome pests, use horticultural fleece to cover them until they have grown larger and less appealing to birds.
Note: Weeds should not be allowed on the farm. You can uproot them with your hands or use compost to suppress their growth.
Did you know:
Bolting is a challenge in beetroot farming. It is a situation where beetroot flowers before roots are formed. Bolting occurs mostly in the dry season when the weather is extremely hot. It can also be as a result of delayed thinning. To avoid bolting plant varieties that resist bolting example Bolthardy.
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