Broccoli

 

Quick reference guide
Variety Season Maturity*

(days form transplant)

Head shape** Head size* Head colour* Bead size* Market segment Comment
 

Imagine

Only warm 60 – 70 (extra early) Dome Medium Dark blue- green Medium small Bulk packaging & pre-pack Excellent heat tolerance, extra early maturing, very uniform and observed to resist Hollow stem under normal conditions
Marathon

Only

cool

90 – 100 (late) High dome Large Dark blue- green Medium Bulk packaging & pre-pack Very high yield potential of excellent quality
Parthenon

 

Cool

85 – 95 (medium) High dome Large Dark blue- green Very small Bulk packaging, pre-pack & processing Exceptionally high yield potential of excellent quality
Naxos
(Experimental)

Warm 70-80 Dome Large Dark Green Medium Bulk packaging, pre-pack & processing Excellent heat tolerance, early maturing, very adaptable to different climatic zones
Eos
(Experimental)

Only Cool 65-75 High Dome Large Dark Green Small Pre-packing Fast maturing winter variety, Very dome heads
Pharos
Only Cool 85 – 95

(medium)

High dome Large Dark blue- green Very small Bulk packaging, pre-pack & processing Exceptionally high yield potential of excellent quality and extremely versatile

* Characteristics given are affected by production methods such as soil type, nutrition, planting population, planting date and climatic conditions. Please read disclaimer.

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** Head shape key:

Planting Guides

Brits & Marble Hall
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine º º º º                 º º
Naxos* º º º º           º º º º
Parthenon     º º º º º º          
Pharos     º º º º º º º        
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo   º º º º º º              
Incline   º º º º º º              
Merton* º º º º           º º º º º

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Central Free State
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine º º º               º º
Naxos* º º               º º º º
Parthenon º º º º         º        
Pharos º º º º         º        
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo º º º º                  
Incline º º º º                  
Merton* º º º º             º º º

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Eastern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine º º º               º º
Naxos* º º º             º º º º
Parthenon   º º º º º º            
Pharos   º º º º º º º          
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo º º º º º º            
Incline º º º º º º º º º º º º
Merton* º º               º º º º

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Eastern Free State
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine º º                 º º
Naxos* º º               º º º
Parthenon º º º                 º
Pharos º º º                 º
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo º º º                 º
Incline º º º           º º º º
Merton* º                   º º º

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Gauteng & Mpumalanga Highveld
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine º º º               º º
Naxos* º º               º º º
Parthenon   º º º º º            
Pharos   º º º º º            
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo   º º º º º            
Incline   º º º º º            
Merton* º º             º º º º

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Kwa-Zulu Natal
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine º º                 º º
Naxos* º º             º º º º
Parthenon º º º º º º º         º
Pharos º º º º º º º         º
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo º º º º º º           º
Incline º º º º º º º º º º º º
Merton* º º               º º º

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Limpopo
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° ° °               ° °
Naxos* ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Parthenon   ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °        
Pharos   ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °        
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo     ° ° ° ° °            
Incline     ° ° ° ° °            
Merton* ° ° °           ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Louwveld Cool Areas
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° ° °             ° ° °
Naxos* ° ° °             ° ° °  
Parthenon     ° ° ° ° ° °          
Pharos     ° ° ° ° ° °          
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo     ° ° ° ° ° °            
Incline     ° ° ° ° ° °            
Merton*     ° ° °           ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Louwveld Warm Areas
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° ° °               ° °
Naxos* ° ° °           ° ° ° °
Parthenon   ° ° ° ° °            
Pharos   ° ° ° ° °            
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo     ° ° ° ° °            
Incline     ° ° ° ° °            
Merton* ° ° °           ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
North West
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °                 ° °
Naxos* ° °               ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° ° °            
Pharos ° ° ° ° ° °            
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° °                  
Incline ° ° °                  
Merton* ° ° °         ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Northern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °                 ° °
Naxos* ° °               ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° °              
Pharos ° ° ° ° °              
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo     ° ° °                
Incline     ° ° °                
Merton* ° °                 ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Pietersburg & Dendron
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° ° °               ° °
Naxos* ° ° °               ° ° °
Parthenon     ° ° ° ° ° ° °        
Pharos     ° ° ° ° ° ° °        
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo     ° ° ° ° ° °          
Incline     ° ° ° ° ° °          
Merton* ° ° °               ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Southern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° ° °                 °
Naxos* ° ° °             ° ° °
Parthenon   ° ° ° ° ° °          
Pharos   ° ° ° ° ° °          
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° ° °            
Incline ° ° ° ° ° °            
Merton* ° °             ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Western Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine     ° ° ° °                
Naxos* ° ° °             ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °         °
Pharos ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °         °
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo     ° ° ° ° ° °            
Incline     ° ° ° ° ° °            
Merton* ° ° ° ° °           ° ° ° °

º Suggested planting time: Planting time applies to the area of farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in cauliflower & broccoli

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings

Sowing Guides

Brits & Marble Hall
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* ° °         ° ° ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° ° °            
Pharos ° ° ° ° ° °            
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° °               °
Incline ° ° ° °               °
Merton* ° °         ° ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Central Free State
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* ° °           ° ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° °     °           °
Pharos ° ° °     °           °
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° °                   °
Incline ° °                   °
Merton* ° °           ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Eastern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* ° °           ° ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° °             °
Pharos ° ° ° ° °             °
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° ° °            
Incline ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Merton* ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Eastern Free State
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine °                 ° ° °
Naxos* °                 ° ° °
Parthenon ° °                   °
Pharos ° °                   °
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° °                     °
Incline ° °             ° ° ° ° °
Merton* °                 ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Gauteng & Mpumalanga Highveld
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* °               ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° ° °            
Pharos ° ° ° ° ° °            
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° ° °            
Incline ° ° ° ° ° °            
Merton* °             ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Kwa-Zulu Natal
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine °                 ° ° °
Naxos* °               ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° ° °            
Pharos ° ° ° ° ° ° °          
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° ° °            
Incline ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °
Merton* ° °           ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Limpopo
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* °           ° ° ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° ° °           °
Pharos ° ° ° ° ° °           °
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° °              
Incline ° ° ° ° °              
Merton* °           ° ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Lowveld Cool Areas
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* ° °           ° ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° °              
Pharos ° ° ° ° °              
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° °              
Incline ° ° ° ° °              
Merton* ° °         ° ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Lowveld Warm Areas
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* ° °           ° ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° °              
Pharos ° ° ° ° °              
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° °              
Incline ° ° ° ° °              
Merton* °           ° ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
North West
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* °               ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° °                 °
Pharos ° ° °                 °
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° °                
Incline ° ° ° °                
Merton* °               ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Northern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine °                 ° ° °
Naxos* °               ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° °                  
Pharos ° ° °                  
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° °                  
Incline ° ° °                  
Merton* °             ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Pietersburg & Dendron
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °               ° ° °
Naxos* °               ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° ° °            
Pharos ° ° ° ° ° °            
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° ° °            
Incline ° ° ° ° ° °            
Merton* °             ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Southern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
BROCCOLI
Imagine ° °                   °
Naxos* ° °           ° ° ° ° °
Parthenon ° ° ° ° ° °           °
Pharos ° ° ° ° ° °           °
CAULIFLOWER
Eskimo ° ° ° ° °              
Incline ° ° ° ° °              
Merton* °             ° ° ° ° °

º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
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º Suggested sowing time: Sowing time applies to the farm location

Factors causing physiological disorders in beet

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Excessive fertilisation of seedlings
  • Cold grown seedlings
  • Oversized seedlings at transplant
  • Difference in temperatures between seedling nursery and farm
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings

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Resistance: is the ability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a specified pest or pathogen and/or the damage they cause when compared to susceptible plant varieties under similar environmental conditions and pest or pathogen pressure. Resistant varieties may exhibit some disease symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure. (HR = High resistance, IR = Intermediate resistance).

Experimental: This variety does not appear on the current South African Variety list, but has been submitted for registration. Recent version:Kindly contact Sakata or Area Representative for the most recent version of this Technical Bulletin.