Parthenon F1 hybrid broccoli

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • INDUSTRY STANDARD WORLD WIDE
  • VERY HIGH QUALITY HEADS
  • EXCELLENT COLD TOLERANCE
  • EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • EXTREMELY VERSATILE

Parthenon is one of Sakata’s ‘new generation’ broccolis created as a result of extensive research and breeding programs. Parthenonhas achieved a new level of quality with its exceptional characteristics and versatility. It is for these reasons that Parthenon is steadily capturing not only the European, but also the American broccoli market and is creating much interest within South Africa. Parthenon is a vigorous stout plant that produces large heads of excellent quality in cold weather. The heads are a high dome shape with very small beads of a dark blue-green colour. However, bead quality is adversely affected by warm weather. Parthenon is unlikely to develop anthocyanin (red pigment) build up and Hollow stem. Parthenon has very compact heads and thus excellent field holding ability, even if harvesting is delayed. Parthenon has an exceptional yield potential for both fresh market and processing. Excellent adaptability, reliability, quality and high yields make Parthenon the first choice for cool season production.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Parthenon is a large, strong plant with an excellent root system. It has been found to require less nitrogen than other varieties
  • Parthenon should only be grown in the cool season
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Parthenon
KIND:
 F1 hybrid broccoli. (Brassica oleracea L. convar botrytis (L.) Alef. Var. cymosa Duchesne)
SEASON: Only cool
MATURITY: Medium, around 85 – 95 days from transplant
HEAD SIZE: Large
HEAD SHAPE: High dome
HEAD COMPACTNESS: Excellent
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Dark blue-green
BEAD SIZE: Very small
SIDE SHOOT PRODUCTION: Good
PLANT SIZE: Large
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): –
FIELD HOLDING: Excellent
YIELD POTENTIAL: Exceptionally high
SUGGESTED SPACING: 36 000 – 40 000 plants per ha
MARKET SEGMENT: Bulk packaging, pre-pack and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Exceptionally high yield potential of excellent quality. Extremely versatile