Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Animals, Agriculture & Food
Animals Agriculture Food
Inbred Table Beet W443A and W443B
WARF: P01011US

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.
The Invention
UW-Madison researchers have developed a new line of beets. W443 is an inbred table beet line possessing excellent exterior smoothness and very good uniformity of type. In addition, W443 has mostly multigerm seed with a small portion of duogerm, a round root, green foliage and a good crown. It was derived from the cross W429 x W364. W364 is an inbred line previously released by the University of Wisconsin Table Beet Breeding Program that is multigerm with a smooth, uniform root. For information on table beet line W429, see WARF reference number P01009US. W443A is a sterile genotype with pinkish-brown anthers and 443B is the maintainer genotype.
  • Suitable for use in both fresh market and processing table beet hybrid cultivars
Key Benefits
  • Exceptional exterior smoothness and uniformity of type
  • Possesses multigerm seed (with a small portion of duogerm), green foliage, a round root and a good crown
Additional Information
For More Information About the Inventors
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