NORTHERN STAR F1 HYBRID ZUCCHINI SQUASH

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EARLY MATURING HYBRID
  • OPEN PLANT FOR EASIER HARVESTING
  • DARK GREEN FRUIT

Northern Star is an early maturing zucchini with a very high yield potential.  The fruit are uniform, attractive and medium to dark green.  The plants are open and nearly spineless to enable faster and more efficient harvesting with reduced fruit damage.  Labour prefers harvesting varieties with fewer spines.  Yields can be increased with a higher plant population of up to 30 000 plants per ha. Northern Star is an excellent high yielding variety with quality fruit and has intermediate resistance to Watermelon mosaic (WMV).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Suitable for production during summer and in winter in sub-tropical areas
  • Squash seed can germinate satisfactory between 15 and 35°C. When expected average soil temperaturesare lower than 15°C, we suggest the use of seedlings
  • Contact area representative for more information

Description

CHARACTERISTIC*NORHTERN STAR
KIND: F1 hybrid squash (Cucurbita pepo L.)
TYPEZucchini
MATURITY: Approximately 45 days after sowing
SEASON: Widely adapted for production after danger of frost has passed
PLANT TYPESStrong, open bush, with very few spines
FRUIT SHAPE: Cylindrical
FRUIT SIZE: 10 – 15 cm
INTERNAL FRUIT COLOUR: Cream
EXTERNAL FRUIT COLOUR: Medium to dark green
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very good
SHELF LIFE: Good
UNIFORMITY: Very good
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): Intermediate resistance: Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV)
PLANT SPACING GUIDE: 1.2 m between rows x 40 cm in the row
POPULATION GUIDE: 16 000 – 20 000 plants per ha
MARKETS / END USE: Pre-pack
SPECIAL FEATURES: Plants are open and nearly spineless, thus harvesting is faster  with less damage to fruit