ROOT SHAPE : Uniform Globe
ROOT COLOR : Pure Deep Red
FLESH COLOR : Dark Red Without Stripes
FRUIT WEIGHT: 80 – 100 Grams
DAYS TO MATURITY: 80 – 90 Days After Sowing
SPECIFICATION : Sweet In Taste, Very Juicy, Non Pungent.
Beetroot consists of the phytonutrient betalain responsible for making it antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying in nature. And it is the plant pigment, betacyanin, responsible for the rich purplish-red tone. The presence of this pigment is what helps prevent the formation of some kinds of cancer cells in the body and prevents birth defects too. Consuming beetroot, better known as Chukandar in India, is very beneficial for the liver and the quickest way to recover from iron deficiency. While detoxifying it, beetroot also helps keep the disorders of the liver at bay. Being rich in fibre, beetroot stimulates better bowel functions and an increase in the antioxidant enzymes. It also comprises glutamine, an essential amino acid that keeps the intestinal tract in good shape. Having a shot of beet juice daily has a positive effect on blood pressure levels too.
Mostly, beetroot is eaten raw in salads but it can also be mixed in juices and smoothies or even cooked and pickled.
Soil should be mixed with well rotten Cow dung. Make ridges at the distance of 1.0 feet and sow seed at the distance of 4 inches apart. Irrigate immediately and then as per requirement. Harvest starts after 65-70 days.