The crossing in of (disease) resistances is an important benchmark in the development of new varieties. The promising variety Bazzu is intermediate resistant to rhizomania. In addition, the variety has a good tolerance to all kinds of leaf diseases. Bejo breeder Jack van Dorp explains that during the selection process, a strong selection was made for leaves that remain green longer under shorter day lengths: “This is the case in Europe, for example, in the autumn. The result of the process is a leaf apparatus that continues to produce for longer.”
Bazzu has a nice round shape and a smooth skin. The deep red colour and the high brix content matter make the variety suitable for as well fresh market, industry as storage. The red beet is a nice combination of IR rhizomania (BNYVV) with a high quality level. Area crop manager Robert Schilder adds: “Bazzu is a smooth grower with approximately 110 growing days after sowing. The nice deep red colour is beautiful both internally and externally. The strong and fine implant is also striking.”
This is the case in Europe, for example, in the autumn. The result of the process is a leaf apparatus that continues to produce for longer.
Early infection may result in stunted plants and plant death. Massive development of fine, hairy secondary roots can give the taproot a rough and beardy appearance. Later infections may cause roots to become slender with characteristic high crowns. Water and nutrient uptake of infected roots will function less than optimal. As a consequence the foliage shows symptoms similar to water stress or nitrogen deficiency. Foliage and roots of plants infected late in the growing season may look healthy. With its intermediate resistance, the red beet Bazzu is well armed against this, the variety ensures a healthy end product.
Bejo is a specialist in the breeding of beetroot and has a very strong assortment. Bejo features varieties for the fresh market and (juice) industry, which are grown and processed worldwide by specialists. Our varieties excel in good internal colour, uniformity, smoothness and foliage healthiness.