MATADOR F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • WINTER SOWING SLOT
  • SLOW TO BOLT
  • EXCEPTIONAL UNIFORMITY
  • BIG ROUND HEADS
  • EXCELLENT HOLDING ABILITY

Matador is one of the new generation winter cabbages from the Sakata range. The round heads weigh between 3 and 5 kg with an excellent density. Depending on the winter temperature, Matador can take 90 – 120 days to mature after transplant. The frame is very good and heads are well protected from cold and wind.  Matador has been trialed in most production areas and the seedlings have proven to be vigorous and tend to handle cold weather better than most other varieties in the same time slot.  The shape of the head changes with time and may be seen to be pointed earlier in its growth stage, becoming very round as the cabbage head matures.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Do not irrigate during cold nights or let the cabbages go into the night with wet roots; the heads could crack if it gets too cold at night and then quickly warm up during the day
  • Do not plant this variety in the summer or spring when the rainfall is high and Black rot is likely to occur
  • Please contact your area representative for a sowing guide and more technical information

Description

VARIETY NAME: MATADOR
TYPEF1 hybrid fresh market cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. convar. Capitata (L.) Alef. Var. capitata (L.) Alef.
MATURITY: Medium to late (winter 90 – 120 days)
HEAD SIZE: Large
HEAD SHAPE: Round
HEAD WEIGHT: 3.0 – 5.0 kg (could be bigger depending on spacing)
HEAD COVER: Very good
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Blue-green
INTERIOR COLOUR: Yellow light green
FLAVOUR: Good
PLANT SIZE: Large
PLANT HABIT: Semi-erect
DISEASE REACTION: (SCIENTIFIC)
BOLTING REACTION: Slow (check for temperature fluctuation in the winter)
FIELD HOLDING: Very good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Excellent
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 28 000 – 35 000 plants per ha
USE: Sold as individual heads and per bag