Alston F1 Hybrid Cauliflower

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • VERY FAST MATURING
  • EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL
  • EXCELLENT HEAT TOLERANCE
  • VERY UNIFORM CURDS
  • EXCELLENT WRAPPING

Alston is a variety for the summer season. Unlike other cauliflower varieties, Alston withstands summer heat. Leaves tend to wrap around the head and provide protection against the sun. Alston is an extremely fast-maturing variety and should be harvested when ready. It produces dense white curds with a typical dome shape which is perfect for pre-packaging for supermarkets.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a variety for spring, summer and autumn production
  • This variety should be harvested when ready, it will start opening up faster than other medium to slow maturing varieties
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC: Alston
KIND: F1 hybrid cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. convar. botrytis (L.) Alef. var. botrytis L.)
SEASON: Spring, Summer
MATURITY: Early (around 65 – 85 days from transplant – depending on season)
CURD SIZE: Medium
CURD SHAPE: Dome
CURD WEIGHT: 500 – 800g (could be bigger depending on spacing)
CURD COMPACTNESS: Very good
CURD COVER: Good
CURD COLOUR: White to ivory
CURD TYPE: White to ivory, dense dome curds
PLANT SIZE: Medium to large
FIELD HOLDING: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very high
SUGGESTED SPACING: 35 000 to 45 000 plants per ha
MARKET SEGMENT: Pre-packing, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Smaller frame allowing for a higher planting density