CONQUISTADOR F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCELLENT UNIFORMITY
  • WIDELY ADAPTED
  • HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • GOOD HEAT AND COLD TOLERANCE
  • VERY GOOD HOLDING ABILITY

Over the years, Conquistador has developed a remarkable track record of superb performance becoming the leading variety in Southern Africa. Conquistador is widely adapted and an easy to grow hybrid.  Plants are large, vigorous and wrapper leaves cover the heads very well.  Heads are uniform and very firm.  Field holding ability after maturity for this variety is exceptional, making it perfectly suited to be used as an overwintering variety in many areas.  Heads have a deep blue-green colour and an excellent flavour. Conquistador is widely used as both a bagging and hawker cabbage.  It is a favourite with hawkers due to the large plant, wrapper leaves, head size, sweet taste and excellent shelf life. Conquistador has intermediate resistance to Fusarium yellows (Foc).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Conquistador is able to tolerate both heat in summer and the cold throughout the winter months very well
  • Highly suited to the cooler times of the year – should ideally mature into autumn and early winter in cool areas and through winter in frost-free areas
  • Cold tolerance is excellent. However, heads should be mature before the first frost occurs
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: CONQUISTADOR
TYPE: F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. convar. Capitata (L.) Alef. Var. capitata (L.) Alef.
MATURITY: Medium – late
Warm season: around 90 – 100 days from transplanting
Cool season: around 110 – 120 days from transplanting
HEAD SIZE: Large
HEAD SHAPE: Semi-round
HEAD WEIGHT: 4.0 – 5.5 kg (could be bigger depending on spacing)
HEAD COVER: Excellent
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Dark blue-green
INTERIOR COLOUR: Yellow light green
FLAVOUR: Good
PLANT SIZE: Large
PLANT HABIT: Semi-erect
BOLTING REACTION: Heat and cold tolerant (very adaptable), apply caution when sowing through the cool season as bolting may occur
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
Intermediate resistance: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans (Foc)
FIELD HOLDING: Excellent
YIELD POTENTIAL: Excellent
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 28 000 – 35 000 plants per ha
USE: Sold as individual heads and per bag
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent yield potential, widely adapted with high quality heads