ESKIMO F1 hybrid cauliflower

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • IDEAL FOR PRE-PACKING
  • WIDELY ADAPTED
  • EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL
  • EXCELLENT COLD TOLERANCE
  • VERY UNIFORM CURDS AND EXCELLENT WRAPPING

Eskimo is widely adapted to South African conditions, being especially well adapted to the cold season.  Eskimo has excellent yield potential and uniform curds that are protected by tight wrapper leaves. Eskimo distinguishes itself by the medium size heads of 500 – 800 g that are perfect for pre-packing to the supermarkets. Eskimo plants are vigorous and medium in size and maturity is 80 – 110 days from transplanting. The green leaves are fairly thick and resist frost well. Eskimo has a very good outer – and inner wrapping around the head that does not fall open. Curds are dome shape with short to medium stems on the head. Curds grow deep in the plants so they are very well protected against cold spells.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • We suggest sowing in February to May in cool Highveld areas and in January to March in sub-tropical areas.
  • Contact area representative for more information
  • Moderate fertilisation is suggested with this variety, particularly after heading starts. Nitrogen is particularly important and should be kept low at heading in September when very small heads are produced by most varieties
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Description

VARIETY NAME: ESKIMO
KIND:
 F1 hybrid cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. convar. botrytis (L.) Alef. var. botrytis L.)
SEASON: Cool
MATURITY: Medium (around 80 – 110 days from transplant)
CURD SIZE: Medium for pre-packing
CURD SHAPE: Dome
CURD WEIGHT: 500 – 800 g (could be bigger depending on spacing)
CURD COMPACTNESS: Very good
CURD COVER: Excellent
CURD COLOUR: White
CURD TYPE: Compact dense florets
FLAVOUR: Very good
PLANT SIZE: Medium
FIELD HOLDING: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very high
SUGGESTED SPACING: 36 000 plants per ha
MARKET SEGMENT: Bulk packaging, pre-packing, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Widely adapted and reliable. Ideal for pre-packing