Table Beet Variety Evaluation (1993)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

N.S. Mansour, J.R. Baggett, and Paul Koepsell
Oregon State University


Address the folloeing concerns of Oregon processors:

  • Markets for Oregon beets are declining.
  • Premiums per case for Oregon table beets over beets produced elsewhere in the United States are also declining.
  • Table beets are limited in their use to being canned and cannot be blended with other vegetables due to bleeding of their red color.
  • Production is hampered by several diseases, notably downy and powdery mildews and rust.