Assessment of the quality of beet varieties in the Moscow region

UDC 635.112:631.527

Timakova L.N., Borisov V.A., Filroze N.A, Uspenskaya O.N., Sokolova L.M.

The nutritional value of table beets is determined by a high content of sugars, a peculiar composition of nitrogenous substances. This culture is a source of the natural dye betanin, which has anti-carcinogenic, antibacterial and antiviral effects on the human body. The article presents the results of a study of biochemical qualities of root crops of table beet. Research was conducted in the period 2014–2019 on 6 varieties of beet of table selection of the Poisk Agrо Holding. Widespread samples of domestic and Dutch breeding Bordo 237 (FSCVG) and Pablo F1 (Bejo), zoned in all regions of the Russian Federation, were taken as a standard. Field experiments were performed according to a single methodology on the basis of ARRIVG – branch of FSCVG. The soil of the experimental site belongs to the type of alluvial meadow, medium-loamy, saturated, moisture-intensive. Weather conditions were most favorable for the growth and development of table beet plants during the growing season of 2014–2017. A feature of the weather conditions of 2018-2019 was uneven precipitation, which affected the time of germination of seeds. The lack of moisture during the growing season was compensated by irrigation by sprinkling, maintaining the HB at the level of 80–85%. The largest amount of dry matter accumulates Russian single-seeded variety – 18.4%, which corresponds to the level of the standard Bordeaux 237. High sugar content is characteristic of the Creole variety – 10.7%, and exceeds the standards by 1.8%. Samples that are susceptible to diseases of the leaf rosette during the growing season of the culture-Ethiopian and F1 Pablo accumulate less of the pigment betanin. The biochemical qualities of Creole root crops are more associated with its genotype. The accumulation of nitrates in samples is highly susceptible to the conditions of the year. The nitrate content varies more than 10 times depending on the year in the varieties Slavyanka, Russian single-seeded, Creole And Bordo 237. The output of marketable products after 6 months of storage in the studied samples ranged from 49.1 to 91.4%.Excellent preservation at the level of standards – over 85% showed the Russian single-seeded variety.

Key words: red beet, variety, dry matter, sugar, betaine, safety, damage score

Timakova L.N., Cand. Sci. (Agr.), senior research fellow, department of breeding and seed production, ARRIVG – branch of FSCVG, breeder of Poisk Agro Holding. E-mail:

Borisov V.A., D. Sci. (Agr.), professor, chief researcher of the department of agriculture and agricultural chemistry, ARRIVG – branch of FSCVG. E-mail:

Filroze N.A., research fellow of laboratory of storage and agriculture, ARRIVG – branch of FSCVG. E-mail:

Uspenskaya O.N., Cand. Sci. (Agr.), senior research fellow, department of agriculture and agricultural chemistry. E-mail:

Sokolova L.M., Cand. Sci. (Agr.), senior research fellow, department of breeding and seed production, ARRIVG – branch of FSCVG

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For citing: Assessment of the quality of beet varieties in the Moscow region / L.N. Timakova, V.A. Borisov, N.A. Filroze, O.N. Uspenskaja, L.M. Sokolova. Potato and vegetables. 2020. No7. Pp. 28-32. (In Russ.).


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