15 best varieties of beets for the Moscow region

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Summer residents of the Moscow region cannot imagine their plots without beets. It is considered an indispensable product for making vinaigrette, borscht, the famous 'herring under a fur coat'. A special dish has been invented for culture – beetroot. But all gardeners grow the vegetable, but only a few harvest a good and tasty harvest. It mainly depends on the variety of the plant, how suitable it is for growing in the local climate.

How to choose the right beet variety for the Moscow region

The central region is considered one of the most favorable for the growth of beets. When buying seeds, experts recommend paying attention to the following parameters:

  1. fruit ripening terms – mid-season and late-ripening varieties are suitable for storage, early varieties are excellent for canning and fresh cooking;
  2. sugar content in beets – fruits with a lot of sugar are suitable for lovers of sweet taste;
  3. shape, size of vegetables;
  4. beet color, the presence of rings on the cut;
  5. adaptability to local climatic conditions.

Our experts recommend choosing several types of beets for planting in order to get a harvest of fruits with different characteristics and for different purposes. Below is a rating of the best varieties of beets for the Moscow region.

Rating of the best varieties of beets for the Moscow region

Nomination a place beet variety for Moscow region rating
The best early varieties of beets for the Moscow region 1 Bordeaux-237 5.0
2 Red ball 4.9
3 Summer resident 4.8
4 Akela 4.7
5 Gribovskaya flat 4.6
The best mid-season beet varieties for the Moscow region 1 Detroit 5.0
2 Bravo 4.9
3 Cylinder 4.8
4 Bona 4.7
5 Valenta 4.6
The best late-ripening beet varieties for the Moscow region 1 Slav 5.0
2 Winter 4.9
3 Renova 4.8
4 Larka 4.7
5 Mona 4.6

The best early varieties of beets for the Moscow region

Bordeaux-237

Rating: 5.0

BORDEAUX-237

Our experts have chosen this type of beet for the Moscow region for its simplicity in cultivation. It is considered one of the most productive – from 1 m2 to 8 kg of fruits. Full maturation occurs at 90-113 days. High taste, the presence of a large amount of minerals, vitamins made the species popular among gardeners. The root crop grows to half its size in the soil, making harvesting easier.

According to gardeners, beets are stored for up to six months without losing their taste and nutritional qualities. Recommended for canning, drying, freezing. Unpretentious to care for, tolerates drought well. It is considered to be one of the resistant beet species to fungal diseases and insect pests.

Advantages

  • high productivity;
  • unpretentiousness when growing;
  • good resistance to infections;
  • simple harvesting;
  • high content of nutrients, sugar.

disadvantages

  • requires thinning after seed germination.

Red ball

Rating: 4.9

RED BALL .

The variety is recognized by our experts as the earliest ripening variety, ripens 2-2.5 months after germination. Tops the rating of beet varieties resistant to high temperatures and lack of moisture. The fruits are round in shape, the color of the skin and pulp is bright red, the rings are not visible on the cut. the moisture content of the beets is high, the consistency is tender.

Consumers in their reviews note the plant's resistance to temperature extremes and flowering. Beets are well kept and have an attractive appearance. Planting in neutral soil is recommended for better growth. The seeds are deepened by 2-4 cm with a distance of 8-10 cm between them. The best time for planting is the end of April and the beginning of May.

Advantages

  • early ripening;
  • resistance to extreme temperatures;
  • attractive commercial qualities;
  • lack of rings in the cut;
  • no thinning required;
  • the possibility of planting before winter.

disadvantages

  • demanding on the composition of the soil;
  • needs feeding at an early stage of the growing season.

Summer resident

Rating: 4.8

DOMESTIC

Experts included the cultivar in the ranking of the best because of its increased resistance to diseases. Full maturation occurs 90-100 days after the first shoots. Beets have a smooth surface, round shape, maroon pulp. The mass of the root crop reaches 350 g. There are no rings on the cut. Beetroot fruits go deeper into the ground by 2/3 of their size.

This species is stored until summer, preserving nutrients. Sowing is recommended only in soil with neutral acidity. The planting depth is from 10 to 15 cm. They are planted in furrows every 15-30 cm. The distance between the seeds is maintained at least 7 cm and not more than 10 cm. Consumers in their reviews advise planting the Summer resident in a well-lit place. The plant is responsive to watering, so this should be done moderately and systematically.

Advantages

  • high yield – up to 7.1 kg;
  • suitable for long-term storage;
  • juicy fruits;
  • resistant to diseases typical of vegetable crops.

disadvantages

  • picky about the quality of the soil.

Akela

Rating: 4.7

AKELA

The vegetable has been selected by experts as one of the best industrial varieties. The full maturity of beets occurs at 90-115 days. Mechanized harvesting is preferred. The beets are round in shape, bright red in color, there are no light rings. The root crop is resistant to extreme temperatures, easily tolerates drought. For late planting, use for long-term storage.

Consumers in their reviews pay attention to the high yield of the root crop, excellent taste. Up to 5 kg of vegetables are harvested from 1 m2. They are large, reaching 350 g, the flesh is dense. Recommended for fresh, processed form. The ideal time for sowing seeds is the month of May. The tops are dark, powerful.

Advantages

  • high productivity;
  • resistance to color;
  • suitability for industrial cultivation;
  • mechanized harvesting is allowed;
  • good taste parameters.

disadvantages

  • requires feeding after germination.

Gribovskaya flat

Rating: 4.6

GRIBOVSKAYA FLAT

The experts included the variety in the rating of the best for its resistance to low temperatures. Grown for early eating, winter harvesting. Resistance to flowering is noted. The size of the beets is small, the shape is flat. By weight, the vegetable reaches 400 g. The skin is dark red. The pulp is bluish-purple. Consumers speak well of the taste of beets. They note juiciness, delicate texture. Submerging the vegetable halfway into the soil makes harvesting easier. It takes 100 days to fully mature. Pleases beets with a yield – up to 8.3 kg per 1 m2. It is characterized by resistance to cercospora.

Advantages

  • frost resistance;
  • high productivity;
  • good keeping quality;
  • early ripening;
  • pleasant taste;
  • easy harvesting.

disadvantages

  • yields high yield only on loamy and clay soils.

The best mid-season beet varieties for the Moscow region

Detroit

Rating: 5.0

DETROIT

Our experts included this type of beet in the rating of the best for its high yield. Vegetables weigh on average 180-200 g. From each weave, you can collect up to 500 kg of root crops. It is considered one of the most unpretentious types of beets, easily tolerates light frosts. Suitable for planting before winter, it is distinguished by friendly shoots. Resistant to many diseases. The shape of the beets is round, the color of the peel and pulp is burgundy, there are no light rings.

Consumers note the amazing taste of the vegetable. The look is ideal for fresh consumption. A delicious broth, juice is obtained from it. Suitable for canning for the winter. Due to its high sugar and dry matter content, the vegetable is recommended for long-term storage without loss of taste and benefits.

Advantages

  • high productivity;
  • unpretentious care;
  • allowed for disembarkation before winter;
  • disease resistant;
  • pleasant taste;
  • suitable for long-term storage.

disadvantages

  • does not tolerate drafts.

Bravo

Rating: 4.9

BRAVO

Deservedly appreciated by our experts due to its high keeping quality. The variety is high-yielding. Up to 9 kg of dark red round beet fruits are harvested from 1 m2. One vegetable reaches 780 g. The skin of the root crop is smooth, dense. The taste is assessed as good. sugar content 14%. At ¾ of its size, the vegetable is submerged in the soil. The rings are white on the cut are absent.

Gardeners characterize beets as one of the juiciest and most tender species. Used for cooking borscht, salads. Well stored, transported over long distances. Resistant to cercospora. It is recommended for dietary nutrition in case of gastrointestinal diseases, anemia.

Advantages

  • keeps well without losing nutritional value;
  • high productivity;
  • good taste parameters;
  • rich in minerals and vitamins;
  • lack of light rings in the pulp.

disadvantages

  • affected by beet midges.

Cylinder

Rating: 4.8

Cylinder

In the rating of the best varieties, our experts included the variety for its high yield. When planted on a separate bed, gardeners collect up to 10 kg from 1 m2. This is higher than Detroit and Bravo. Adapted to different climatic conditions. In the Moscow region, it is planted with seeds in early May. In cool climates, transplanting is allowed. It resembles a cylinder in shape, for which it got its name. Its diameter is 70 mm, length is 150-170 mm. Vegetable weight reaches 600 g.

It is appreciated by consumers for the high speed of cooking whole fruits, unlike other similar types. Due to the fruit rising above the soil surface, harvesting is facilitated. Reviews of gardeners speak about the pleasant taste of beets, suitability for all processing methods. The harvest is stored until next spring. It tolerates transportation well.

Advantages

  • high yield;
  • good consumer qualities;
  • long-term storage;
  • suitable for different climatic zones;
  • can be used as a soil compaction crop.

disadvantages

  • primary thinning is necessary.

Bona

Rating: 4.7

BONA

Our experts have identified the Bona variety in the rating of the best for its excellent keeping quality. The root crop is stored until May. Technical ripeness occurs 4 months after germination. The shape of the vegetable is round, the color of the skin is red, the pulp is darker, there are no rings. The consistency is tender, juicy. Fruit weight up to 300 g. From 1 m2, up to 7 kg of root crops are harvested.

In the reviews, gardeners note the high taste characteristics of the variety, its tender, sweet and juicy pulp. The root crop is suitable for canning, fresh consumption, long-term storage, transportation. The fruits are aligned in size. The variety is resistant to many diseases. Seed germination is high and friendly.

Advantages

  • suitable for long-term storage;
  • it is used fresh, canned;
  • roots of even size;
  • lack of rings in the cut;
  • high taste parameters.

disadvantages

  • for planting requires a sunny area of ​​the garden.

Valenta

Rating: 4.6

VALENTA

According to our experts, the variety favorably differs by its increased single-seededness. The seedlings are friendly, the fruits grow even in size and the same shape. The flesh color is dark red, the surface is even and smooth. The weight of one fruit reaches 330 g. Due to the rise of root crops above the soil surface, they are easily pulled out during harvesting. The variety is resistant to low temperatures, but with a prolonged lack of heat, the yield drops sharply.

Gardeners' reviews indicate the growing popularity of the variety. This is facilitated by the presence of high content of vitamins of group B, PP in fruits. Regular inclusion of the Valenta variety in the diet helps to stabilize blood pressure and lower cholesterol.

Advantages

  • pronounced single-seededness;
  • suitability for use in any form;
  • ease of harvesting;
  • increased content of vitamins in fruits;
  • high productivity.

disadvantages

  • drop in yield with prolonged absence of heat.

The best late-ripening beet varieties for the Moscow region

Slav

Rating: 5.0

Slav

Our experts considered this variety to be one of the best in terms of taste. The fruits are juicy, tender, cylindrical in shape. Their color is deep burgundy. The skin is smooth, easy to remove during processing. The pulp is tender without pronounced light rings. Vegetables reach 15 cm in length, and the weight of one root crop is about 300 g. The full ripening of the fruits occurs in 125 days.

Consumers appreciate the variety for its versatile culinary suitability. Root vegetables are good fresh, suitable for conservation and drying. The high moisture content allows for an excellent juice. Beets are stored for a long time. Rarely exposed to disease. It goes deeper into the soil by a third, which makes harvesting easier. Collect up to 7 kg from 1m2.

Advantages

  • high taste parameters;
  • high sugar content;
  • versatile for cooking;
  • stored for a long time;
  • well transported;
  • has good immunity.

disadvantages

  • long growing season.

Winter

Rating: 4.9

Winter

The variety was included in the rating of the best by experts for its increased resistance to low temperatures. Recommended for planting in early spring and late autumn before winter. It is considered to be relatively resistant to flowering. Roughness is observed on the surface of the fruit. The vegetable is small in size, reaching 360 g. The shape is round. The root crop is sunk into the ground by 2/3 the size.

The dark red pulp and excellent taste allow using the variety for cooking borscht, salads, and preservation. Users speak perfectly about the high keeping quality of the variety, good yield. Up to 6.5 kg of fruits are removed from 1 m2.

Advantages

  • cold resistance;
  • high keeping quality;
  • good taste;
  • ease of care;
  • retains a bright color during cooking;
  • the versatility of the fruit.

disadvantages

  • does not tolerate spring flooding of the soil.

Renova

Rating: 4.8

Renova

One of the mildest beet varieties according to our experts. In the conditions of the Moscow region, a stable harvest is collected, which can be stored until May. The shape of the fruit is cylindrical, good, quickly boiled. The core is dense, there are no light rings. Ripening of vegetables is amicable, the size of the fruits is the same. There is no pronounced smell of beets.

Gardeners pay attention to the excellent taste of the vegetable. Its dark red flesh is tender and juicy. The weight of one beet reaches 350 g. The skin is thin. The growing process is simple and not time consuming. By the time of ripeness, the fruits are practically on the surface, so it is easy to extract their soil. The variety easily tolerates low temperatures.

Advantages

  • excellent keeping quality;
  • good productivity;
  • lack of rings in the cut;
  • evenness of root crops;
  • high taste parameters;
  • cold resistance.

disadvantages

  • long ripening period.

Larka

Rating: 4.7

LARKA

The experts included the variety in the rating of the best for its high resistance to flowering. This is considered a guarantee of good beet taste. Recommended for growing in private gardens and farms. Fruits are smooth, round, deep red. The size is relatively small, the weight of the vegetable reaches 300 g. Whitish rings are slightly visible on the cut. The fruit is slightly corky.

According to reviews, the variety is considered high-yielding and reaches 6.5 kg per 1 m2. Users note the suitability of beets for long-term storage. The fruits are used for processing. Root crops can easily be transported over long distances. We have found that the use of this variety in food helps to remove salts of heavy metals from the body, decay products after radioactive exposure.

Advantages

  • high resistance to flowering;
  • mechanized harvesting is allowed;
  • suitable for long-term storage;
  • has antioxidant properties;
  • has a beautiful spherical shape.

disadvantages

  • the presence of whitish rings;
  • corking is present on the surface.

Mona

Rating: 4.6

MONA

The best single-sprout beet variety according to our experts. The shape is cylindrical, but the depression is only 1/3 deep, so harvesting is easy. It does not need thinning, so the fruits are formed in a short time, grow together and are about the same size. The yield of the variety is consistently high and reaches 7 kg per 1 m2. The mass of one root crop is from 200 to 350 g.

Consumers appreciate the vegetable for its optimal size for processing, excellent taste. They note the juiciness and tenderness of the root crop. The dark red color remains during cooking, which is important for the preparation of salads and borscht. Used beets for winter harvesting, stored well, does not require special conditions.

Advantages

  • one sprout;
  • excellent taste;
  • attractive appearance;
  • good keeping quality;
  • consistently high yield;
  • suitability for different types of workpieces.

disadvantages

  • the presence of weakly pronounced light rings in the cut;
  • prolonged cooling leads to a decrease in yield.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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