Quick reference guide
Variety Days to maturity (days)* Fruit weight (kg)* Plant type Fruit shape* Seed cavity* Rind colour* Flesh

colour*

Storage ability* Disease reaction# Comments
PRSV WMV ZYMV
 

Nelson 

Warm season: 80 – 90

Cool season: 90 – 100

(very early)

3 – 5 Semi-bush Medium deep Small Light grey Deep orange Good       Very early, semi-bush grey-skinned pumpkin. Very good internal quality
 

Sampson

 

115 – 120

(medium)

4 – 7 Vining Medium deep Small Light grey Deep orange Excellent IR IR IR Excellent yield potential. Vigorous grower, superior processing qualities. Superior storage ability
 

Flat White Boer Ford
(Open pollinated)

 

110 – 125

(late)

7 – 8 Vining Flat Medium White Medium orange Good    

 

 

 

Fresh market and home garden. Uniform fruit size and good yield potential for open pollinated variety

* 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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# Disease reaction key:
IR:  Intermediate resistance      HR: High resistance

Abbreviation Common disease name Pathogen name
PRSV Papaya ringspot Papaya ringspot virus
WMV Watermelon mosaic Watermelon mosaic virus
ZYMV Zucchini yellows Zucchini yellow mosaic virus

Disclaimer: This information is based on our observations and/or information from other sources. As crop performance depends on the interaction between the genetic potential of the seed, its physiological characteristics, and the environment, including management, we give no warranty express or implied, for the performance of crops relative to the information given nor do we accept any liability for any loss, direct or consequential, that may arise from whatsoever cause. Please read the Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Conditions of Sale before ordering seed.

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.