ORLA F1 HYBRID SWEETCORN

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • SUPER SWEET TASTE
  • YEAR ROUND PRODUCTION
  • EXCELLENT COB QUALITY
  • VERY GOOD SHELF LIFE
  • EXCELLENT TIP FILL

Orla is a yellow sh-2 F1 hybrid with outstanding disease resistance. Orla has very uniform cobs, straight rows and high pack out. The kernels have high Brix with very good flavour, colour and very good shelf life. Pollination during cooler seasons is very good. The cobs have a very good tip fill, thus reducing waste when pre-packed. Orla has intermediate resistance to Common rust (Ps), Northern leaf blight (Et), Southern corn leaf blight (Bm) and Stewart’s bacterial wilt (Pst).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • May be grown year round in frost free areas and under overhead irrigation
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: ORLA
KIND:
F1 hybrid sweetcorn (Zea mays L. var. saccharata Bailey)
TYPE (ENDOSPERM): sh-2 sweetcorn
MATURITY: 70 – 75 days from sowing, depending on climatic conditions
EAR SIZE: Medium
COB SHAPE: Very good, cylindrical
EARS PER PLANT: 1.0
COB DIMENSIONS: 18 x 4.5 – 5 cm
KERNEL COLOUR: Bright, glossy, uniform yellow
KERNEL ROWING: Excellent, 16 – 18 rows per cob
KERNEL APPEARANCE: Refined and rounded
TIP FILL: Completely filled, slight taper
HUSK COLOUR: Dark green
HUSK PROTECTION: All ears covered, tight
SNAP: Easy
SHANK: Medium
FLAG LEAF: Average length and number
PLANT HEIGHT: 1.5 – 1.8 m
PLANT TILLERS: 0.5
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
Intermediate resistance: Puccinia sorghi (Ps),  Exserohilum turcicum (Et), Bipolaris maydis (Bm) and Pantoea stewartii (Pst)
PLANT POPULATION: 50 000 – 70 000 final stand per ha
USE: Fresh market, pre-packing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Top quality well filled cobs and good shelf life, suited for year round production