Ares* F1 Hybrid Broccoli

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES    

  • DOME HEADS
  • SUMMER VARIETY
  • FAST MATURING
  • PRE-PACKER

Ares* is a fast maturing pre-packing variety suitable for spring, summer, and autumn sowing. The dark green coloured heads are dome-shaped with a medium to large bead size. Ares* produces smooth heads that grow on small to medium plants. The heads are set deep inside the plants, making it less susceptible to sunburn damage. This variety matures very uniformly, making it easy to harvest. Very adaptable for production in all areas of South Africa. The uniformity of the beads makes it very attractive to the consumer, especially when used for the pre-pack (punnet) market.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Only sow Ares* in late winter to end of summer.
  • Do not plant Ares* in mid-winter in frost areas (not recommended for transplant before 15 September in cold areas)
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC: ARES*
KIND: F1 hybrid broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. convar botrytis (L.) Alef. Var. cymosa Duchesne)
SEASON: Spring, summer and autumn
MATURITY: Medium, around 60 – 70 days from transplant
HEAD SIZE: Medium to large
HEAD SHAPE: Dome
HEAD COMPACTNESS: Excellent
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Dark blue-green
BEAD SIZE: Small to medium
SIDE SHOOT PRODUCTION:
PLANT SIZE: Small to medium
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
FIELD HOLDING: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Good
SUGGESTED SPACING: 36 000 – 40 000 plants per ha
MARKET SEGMENT: Bulk packaging and pre-pack
SPECIAL FEATURES: Ares* is a very adaptable, faster-maturing variety that has the ability to withstand high temperatures