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A bunch of vibrant golden beets sits on a dark brown surface

Beets: Breeding for Flavour & Colour

Thursday July 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue: Online

Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants

Free Register

Solveig literally wrote the book (well, the dissertation) on table beet flavour. Rich, sweet, and earthy, beet flavour is in part determined by its levels of geosmin, which our guest has researched in detail. Join us to learn more about this work, the impact of geosmin and other flavour compounds in beet cultivar popularity, and learn how to select beets for flavour. This webinar is for farmers who love growing beets, those interested in on-farm beet breeding, and participants in the 2021 Citizen Seed Trials.


Speakers: Solveig Hanson, Mel Sylvestre


This event is part of the 2021 Seed Webinar Series run by the Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security, run in collaboration with EFAO.