Imagine F1 hybrid broccoli

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCEPTIONAL SUMMER VARIETY
  • EXCEPTIONAL HEAT TOLERANCE
  • EXTRA EARLY MATURING
  • GOOD QUALITY
  • VERY UNIFORM HARVEST

Imagine is an extra early maturing hybrid and widely adapted.  Imagine’s excellent heat tolerance and early maturity make it highly suited to summer production where it produces medium sized heads of exceptional quality.  Imagine has a dome shaped, firm head, with medium small bead size and erect plant habit.   Imagine offers a concentrated harvest but holds well if harvesting is delayed.  Imagine has been observed to resist Downy mildew (Pb) under conditions normally conducive to disease development.  Imagine is unlikely to suffer from Hollow stem under conditions normally conducive to the condition and this results in heavier heads and less breakdown after harvest.  Imagine has great appeal with bulk packaging and pre–pack growers as it produces high yields of quality uniform heads in summer when quality broccoli is difficult to obtain.  Imaginewill set new industry standards for summer broccoli production.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires warm conditions from transplant to harvest
  • Only transplant from first week of October not before
  • Do not plant in cool season
  • Contact area representative for sowing guide
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Imagine
KIND:
 F1 hybrid broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. convar botrytis (L.) Alef. Var. cymosa Duchesne)
SEASON: Only warm
MATURITY: Extra early, around 60 – 70 days from transplant
HEAD SIZE: Medium
HEAD SHAPE: Dome
HEAD COMPACTNESS: Excellent
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Dark blue-green
BEAD SIZE: Medium small
SIDE SHOOT PRODUCTION: Good
PLANT SIZE: Medium small
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): –
FIELD HOLDING: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very high
SUGGESTED SPACING: 36 000 – 40 000 plants per ha
MARKET SEGMENT: Bulk packaging and pre-packing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent heat tolerance and extra early maturing.  Very uniform harvest.  Tolerance to Hollow stem under normal conditions