Quick reference guide
Variety Maturity*

(days from  sowing)

Season Root

shape*

Root dimensions* (cm) Colour* Flesh texture* Flesh

colour*

Top*

(cm)

Market segment Disease reaction# Comment
Ar For Pb: 6

 

Cherriette

 

25 – 30 Warm Globe 2.5

x

2.5

Bright red Very firm & crisp White 8 – 10 Bunching salad packs & pre-pack High quality uniform sweet roots, very slow to pith and excellent yield potential
Easter Egg Blend II

28 – 30 Year round Round

– oval

2 – 3

x

2 – 4

Shades of red, white, pink, purple Very firm & crisp White 8 – 15 Bunching, salad packs & pre-pack       High quality roots with exceptional uniformity, long field holding ability. Delightful colour range. Slow to pith
French Breakfast

25 – 30 Year round Oblong 2.5

x

2.5

Scarlet red, white tip Very firm & crisp White 10 – 15 Bunching, salad packs & pre-pack Delicate taste, attractive shape and colour
Icicle

25 – 30 Year round Cylindrical 2.5

x

10 – 15

Pure white Very firm & crisp Pure white 15 – 25 Bunching, salad packs & pre-pack       High quality roots with exceptional uniformity, mild flavour
Sparkler

26 – 30 Cool Globe 2.5

x

2.5

Bright red, pure white tips Very firm & crisp White 8 -15 Bunching, salad packs & pre-pack       High quality roots with exceptional uniformity, attractive colour and sweet flavour
Winner

26 – 30 Cool Round 2.5

x

2.5

Dark red Very firm & crisp White 10 – 18 Bunching, salad packs & pre-pack High quality roots, slow to pith and strong attachments for bunching

* 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
Ar Black root Aphanomyces raphani
For Yellows Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. raphani
Pb: 6 Clubroot race 6 Plasmodiophora brassicae

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.