Quick reference guide
(days from sowing)
|Root dimensions* (cm)||Colour*||Flesh texture*||Flesh
|Market segment||Disease reaction#||Comment|
|25 – 30||Warm||Globe||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
|2 – 3
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|
||25 – 30||Year round||Oblong||2.5
|Scarlet red, white tip||Very firm & crisp||White||10 – 15||Bunching, salad packs & pre-pack||Delicate taste, attractive shape and colour|
||25 – 30||Year round||Cylindrical||2.5
10 – 15
|Pure white||Very firm & crisp||Pure white||15 – 25||Bunching, salad packs & pre-pack||High quality roots with exceptional uniformity, mild flavour|
||26 – 30||Cool||Globe||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|
||26 – 30||Cool||Round||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.
# 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.