Evaluation of selected quality traits of storage roots of ten beet cultivars

EWA REKOWSKA, BARBARA JURGA

Abstract

In 2004–2006 an experiment was carried out to evaluate selected quality traits of yield of ten cultivars of beetroot with storage roots of different shapes (flattened, round and elongated). At the end of the vegetation season Rocket cultivar (of elongated root) was characterized by the longest root of the smallest diameter. Whereas, Egipski cultivar was characterized by the shortest root, but of the greatest diameter. Rocket cultivar was also characterized by the highest percentage of storage roots weight in the whole plants weight (83.1%). Content of macroelements was significantly dependent on evaluated cultivars (except Ca and Mg in 2005, when differences between cultivars were not significant). Key words: beetroot, quality of yield
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