WARF: P01012US

  • Assigned to WARF as biological material.

Inbred Table Beet W446A and W446B


Irwin Goldman, Dwight "Nick" Breitbach

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in new beet varieties.
OVERVIEWWisconsin is a top producer of beets in the U.S. Most of the beets grown in Wisconsin are red, although other varieties also can be found in the state.
THE INVENTIONUW-Madison researchers have developed a new line of beets. W446 is an inbred table beet line with a good exterior and uniformity of type. It also possesses multigerm seed, a short cylindrical root, green/red foliage, and a small crown. W446A and 446B were derived from the cross [W364 x (Forono x (W416 x W395))]. W416 and W395 are unreleased inbred lines, while W364 is a multigerm line that was previously released by the University of Wisconsin Table Beet Breeding Program. W446A is a red-anthered sterile and W446B is the maintainer genotype.
  • Suitable for use in both fresh market and processing table beet hybrid cultivars
  • Good exterior and uniformity of type
  • Possesses multigerm seed, green/red foliage, a short, cylindrical root and a small crown
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