Quick reference guide
Variety

 

Maturity* Plant height*

(cm)

Leaf surface Leaf Margins Stem type Yield potential Comment
Fordhook Giant

 

55 – 65 days 56 – 69 Deeply savoyed Rippled Broad, white Good Dark glossy green leaf colour. Stems are broad and a white colour
Silverado

60 – 65 days 30 – 50 Deeply savoyed Rippled Thin, white Good Late maturing variety with very good bolting resistance. Dark green leaf colour, stems are thin and very white
Eldorado

55 – 65 days 56 – 69 Deeply savoyed Rippled Thin yellow Good Yellow stem, green leave variety. Medium size leaves with a medium size stem
Rhubarb

55 – 65 days 56 – 69 Deeply savoyed Rippled Broad, red Good Dark green savoy leave, with red stems. Stems are medium to large

* 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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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.