RED JEWEL F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • VERY WIDELY ADAPTABLE
  • VERY GOOD HOLDING ABILITY
  • EXCELLENT UNIFORMITY AND YIELD POTENTIAL

Red Jewel is an early maturing hybrid, maturing around 90 days from sowing. Red Jewel is a medium to big cabbage but can be used for a small cabbage by using a higher plant population. Red Jewel is very adaptable with good holding ability, heads are semi round and very dense inside. Red Jewel is very similar to Red Rookie and both varieties complement each other very well. The outer frame and head has a very dark red color. Internal colour is purple with white stems. Seedlings are very vigorous and grow very strong in the field. Uniformity is also very good in the field.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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Description

VARIETY NAME: RED JEWEL
TYPE: 
F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. convar. capitata (L.) Alef. var. capitata (L.) Alef.)
MATURITY: Medium (large heads: around 80 – 90 days from transplanting)
HEAD SIZE: Medium large
HEAD SHAPE: Round
HEAD WEIGHT: 2.0 – 3.5 kg (could be bigger depending on spacing)
HEAD COVER: Very good
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Deep red
INTERIOR COLOUR: Purple, red and white
FLAVOUR: Very good
PLANT SIZE: Medium large
PLANT HABIT: Semi-erect
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): 
BOLTING REACTION: Resists premature bolting
FIELD HOLDING: Excellent
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very good
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 30 000 – 55 000 plants per ha and for small 80000 and more
USE: Fresh market, novelty, pre-packing and shipping
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent shelf life and widely adapted