Rating of the best beet varieties for the Moscow region
Beetroot is a cold-resistant vegetable that grows well in the Moscow region. It has not only useful, but also medicinal properties, is widely used in cooking and home preparations, and if you choose the right variety, it is perfectly stored. All gardeners grow vegetables, but only a few harvest a good and tasty crop. It depends mainly on the plant variety, how suitable it is for growing in the local climate.
Top best varieties of beets for the Moscow region
This type of beet for the Moscow region is unpretentious when grown. It is considered one of the most fruitful — from 1 m2 to 8 kg of fruit. Full maturation occurs at 90-113 days. High palatability, the presence of a large amount of minerals, vitamins have made the species popular among gardeners. The root crop grows at half its size in the soil, making it easy to harvest.
According to gardeners, beets are stored for up to six months without losing their taste and nutritional qualities. Recommended for canning, drying, freezing. It is unpretentious in leaving, well transfers a drought. It is considered one of the resistant types of beets to fungal diseases and the invasion of insect pests.
Red beet ball
The variety is recognized as the most early ripening, it ripens in 2-2.5 months after germination. Resistant to high temperatures, lack of moisture. The fruits are round in shape, the color of the skin and pulp is bright red, no rings are visible on the cut. The moisture content of beets is high and the texture is tender.
Consumers in their reviews note the resistance of the plant to temperature extremes and flowering. Beets are well stored, have an attractive appearance. For best growth, planting in neutral soil is recommended. Seeds are deepened by 2-4 cm with a distance between them of 8-10 cm. The best time for planting is the end of April and the beginning of May.
Egyptian Flat Beet
The variety is ideal for growing in the Central, Volga and East Siberian regions of the country. Its appearance (flattened circle) makes it easy to stand out from other species. First-class taste and unique shape are the key features of the «Egyptian flat». The weight of a ripe vegetable can range from 300 to 500 grams. The diameter sometimes reaches 20 cm. The tops of the plant are upright and dense. The peel is maroon in color, and inside the flesh is dense, sweet and red-raspberry. Beetroot variety is excellent for eating raw or for preparing culinary delights.
The ripening period of the vegetable lasts 120 days, but under favorable weather conditions it can be reduced to two and a half months. When choosing a place, special attention should be paid to sunny areas. Gardeners note that in the shade of this plant one tops are formed. After sowing and the formation of sprouts, it is necessary to thin out the bed. In the future, it will be regularly necessary to loosen the earth, remove weeds, water and fertilize. A generous harvest can only be obtained if all conditions are met.
summer resident beet beet
Full maturation occurs 90-100 days after the first sprouts. Beets have a smooth surface, round shape, dark maroon flesh. The mass of the root crop reaches 350 g. There are no rings on the cut. Beet fruits go deep into the ground by 2/3 of their size.
This species is stored until summer, retaining nutrients. Sowing is recommended only in soil with neutral acidity. Planting depth is from 10 to 15 cm. Planted in furrows every 15-30 cm. The distance between the seeds is maintained at least 7 cm and not more than 10 cm. Consumers in their reviews advise planting the Summer Resident in a well-lit place. The plant is responsive to watering, so this should be done moderately and systematically.
Table beet «Akela» refers to medium-early plants. The round-shaped root crop inside has a rich bright color and dense juicy pulp without rings. It is the best suited for cooking due to its taste. Many grow it for long-term preservation or processing. Numerous reviews of summer residents indicate that the variety is one of the best for the middle lane and the Central regions, giving a 100% yield. It tolerates temperature extremes and various diseases that can damage the plant.
The ripening period ranges from 95 to 115 days. The tops are powerful and upright, so there is no need to make a wide bed. The fruit is round and small. When cut, you can see a red-burgundy dense pulp with barely noticeable rings. Entrepreneurs who grow a vegetable for sale say that it is great for mechanized harvesting. The fruit keeping characteristics make it ideal for commercial use.
In shape, the fruits really resemble cylinders, but they turn out like that if you follow the rules of care. If you do not follow them, the crop will be small and crooked. «Cylinder» is classified as mid-season, i.e. at least 120 days will pass from the moment of landing to the table. It tolerates diseases and is good for open ground; it is better to plant it on those beds where cabbage, cucumbers, onions or carrots used to grow. Their size should not be less than one meter.
The best option for sowing beets is the end of spring. The plant needs to allocate a sunny place, in the shade it will wither, and it will not be possible to reap a high yield. Top dressing is an integral part of root care. It is best to purchase mineral fertilizers, manure is not recommended at all, it will positively affect the soil, but not the fruit. Subject to these simple rules, the weight of one vegetable can reach 600 grams (15 cm in length and about 10 cm in diameter). It is perfect for preparing various dishes and culinary experiments.
Gribov flat beet
Grown for early consumption, winter harvesting. Color resistance is noted. The size of the beet is small, the shape is flat. By weight, the vegetable reaches 400 g. The skin is dark red. Flesh with a bluish-violet tint. Consumers respond well to the taste of beets. Note the juiciness, delicate texture. Dipping the vegetable halfway into the soil makes it easier to harvest. It takes 100 days to fully mature. Pleases beets with a yield of up to 8.3 kg per 1 m2. It is characterized by resistance to cercosporosis.
It tolerates temperature fluctuations well, which means that it can be grown in Central Russia, including in the Moscow region. The plant has oval leaves of medium size, light green in color with a slightly wavy edge, which is rare for beets. Modest tops allow you to create compact beds, which is especially valuable for small areas. «Boltardi» is early ripening, which means that already in the middle of summer, it will be possible to harvest the first harvest.
The fruits have an even oval-round shape and a peel of medium thickness of a rich red-violet color. The size and taste of a ripened vegetable will depend on the planting site, regular care and the composition of the top dressing. So, the weight can range from 150 to 400 grams. Due to the not very thin peel, the fruits tolerate long-term storage well, without losing their commercial properties. Judging by the reviews of gardeners, Boltardi is not suitable for fresh consumption, but it is ideal for processing, preservation and storage.
Worthy appreciated by our experts because of the high keeping quality. The variety is high yielding. Up to 9 kg of dark red round beets are harvested from 1 m2. One vegetable reaches 780 g. The peel of the root crop is smooth, dense. Taste qualities are rated as good. The sugar content is 14%. At ¾ of its size, the vegetable is immersed in the soil. There are no white rings on the cut.
Gardeners characterize beets as one of the most juicy and tender species. It is used for cooking borscht, salads. Well stored, transported over long distances. Resistant to cercosporosis. Recommended for dietary nutrition in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, anemia.
It is classified as mid-season, which means that no more than 100 days pass from the moment of planting to ripening. Seeds can be planted in open ground, they will endure the climatic changes characteristic of the middle zone (including the Moscow region). The tops are exactly half upright, so a compact narrow bed cannot be limited here. The leaves are medium, oval in shape with pronounced veins.
When ripe, medium-sized fruits are formed, weighing from 150 to 300 grams. The weight of the root crop directly depends on the planting site (sun or partial shade is recommended), and the level of care. The round beetroot in the context has a rich and rich dark red color, there are rings, but they are mild. Experts rate the taste qualities as «good», noting that «Larka» is most suitable for preservation or processing. The keeping quality cannot be called high, but for several months the root crops can definitely lie without loss of taste and presentation.