PUMA F1 hybrid ‘baby’ cabbage

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCELLENT ‘BABY’ CABBAGE
  • SUPERIOR SHELF LIEFE
  • VERY SLOW TO BOLT
  • VERY GOOD HOLDING ABILITY
  • VERY UNIFORM HEADS

Excellent yield, uniformity and holding ability in the field makes Puma a top choice in the ‘baby’ cabbage class for fresh and export markets. Puma is an extra-early maturing high quality hybrid for use as a ‘baby’ or small cabbage. The plants and heads are very compact and extremely uniform. If heads are left to mature under normal conditions, they can weigh up to 1.2 kg. The heads are very firm and have a very attractive dark green colour. Puma has a delicious flavour and excellent shelf life that is vastly superior to that of other varieties in this class.  Outstanding results are especially achieved in the warm season. Puma has intermediate resistance to Fusarium yellows (Foc).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Puma is suited to sowing throughout the year in mild climatic regions
  • Avoid sowing during April and May in cool areas
  • Contact the area representative for a sowing guide

Description

CHARACTERISTIC*: PUMA
TYPE: F1 hybrid ‘baby’ cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. convar. Capitata (L.) Alef. Var. capitata (L.) Alef.
MATURITY: Extra early
Warm season: around 35 – 40 days from transplanting
Cool season: 50 – 60 days from transplanting
HEAD SIZE: Small
HEAD SHAPE: Round
HEAD WEIGHT: 0.1 – 1.2 kg (could be bigger depending on spacing)
HEAD COVER: Very good
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Dark green
INTERIOR COLOUR: Yellow light green
FLAVOUR: Very good
PLANT SIZE: Small
PLANT HABIT: Erect
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow to bolt
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
Intermediate resistance: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans (Foc)
FIELD HOLDING: Excellent
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very good
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 80 000 – 100 000 plants per ha
USE: Pre-packing and novelty
SPECIAL FEATURES: ‘Baby’ cabbage market, excellent shelf life and widely adapted for year-round production