CHARACTERISTIC: Merton*
KIND: F1 hybrid cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. convar. botrytis (L.) Alef. var. botrytis L.)
SEASON: Summer, Spring, Autumn
MATURITY: Medium (around 75 – 85 days from transplant)
CURD SIZE: Medium to Large
CURD SHAPE: Dome
CURD WEIGHT: 500 – 800g (could be bigger depending on spacing)
CURD COMPACTNESS: Very Good
CURD COVER: Excellent
CURD COLOUR: White to Cream
CURD TYPE: White dense dome curds
FLAVOUR: Very good
PLANT SIZE: Medium to Large
FIELD HOLDING: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very high
SUGGESTED SPACING: 36 000 plants per ha
MARKET SEGMENT: Bulk packaging, pre-packing, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Very widely adapted and reliable with excellent curd quality

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • WIDELY ADAPTABLE
  • EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL
  • VERY UNIFORM CURDS
  • EXCELLENT WRAPPING

Merton* is a new variety for warm season production. Unlike other cauliflower varieties, Merton* withstands summer heat very well. Leaves tend to wrap around the head and provide protection against the sun. It produces dense white curds with a typical dome shape which is perfect for pre-packaging and processing. 

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • This is a variety for spring, summer and autumn production and not for winter
  • Contact area representative for sowing guide