Animals, Agriculture & Food
Inbred Table Beet W434A and W434B
Inventors: Irwin Goldman, Dwight "Nick" Breitbach
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in new beet varieties.
Wisconsin 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.
UW-Madison researchers have developed a new line of beets. W434 is an inbred table beet line with multigerm seed, a cylindrical root, green/red foliage, intermediate leaves (partially rounded and partially strap-shaped), a small crown, a slightly tapered taproot, good smoothness and uniformity of type. W434A and W434B were obtained from the cross [Forono x (W330 x W416)]; W330 and W416 are unreleased, inbred lines. W434A is a sterile genotype with reddish-brown anthers and W434B is the maintainer genotype.
- Suitable for use in both fresh market and processing table beet hybrid cultivars
- Good smoothness and uniformity of type
- Possesses multigerm seed, green/red foliage, a slightly tapered taproot, a small crown and intermediate leaves
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