BOBCAT F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • SUMMER VARIETY
  • EARLY MATURING
  • INTERMEDIATE RESISTANCE TO FUSARIUM YELLOWS
  • UNIFORM HEADS

Bobcat takes 80 – 90 days to mature after transplant. The dense, uniform heads are semi-round to round, with a very good head weight of 3.0 – 5.0 kg. Bobcat’s head matures uniformly which is an advantage during harvesting. The leaves have a characteristic blue-green colour. As Bobcat is a fast grower, holding ability is not as good as the later maturing varieties. Bobcat’s intermediate resistance to Fusarium yellows (Foc) appears to be comparable to that of Optima in the field. Mature heads can tolerate cool and frost conditions as well.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Avoid early and late sowings in cooler areas and growing through winter in cold areas as bolting may occur
  • Don’t leave heads on the field for too long, heads may start to crack. With faster-maturing varieties, an adjustment in fertiliser applications (especially Nitrogen) needs to be considered.
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC*: BOBCAT
TYPE: F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. convar. Capitata (L.) Alef. Var. capitata (L.) Alef.
MATURITY: Medium (80 – 90 days)
HEAD SIZE: Medium to large
HEAD SHAPE: Semi-round
HEAD WEIGHT: 3 – 5 kg (could be bigger depending on spacing)
HEAD COVER: Very good
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Blue-green colour
INTERIOR COLOUR: Yellow to white
FLAVOUR: Good
PLANT SIZE: Large
PLANT HABIT: Semi-erect
BOLTING REACTION: Slow to bolt if planted in summer
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
Intermediate resistance: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinans (Foc)
FIELD HOLDING: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very good
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 28 000 – 35 000 plants per ha
USE: Bagging and loose heads for hawker – depending on market requirements
SPECIAL FEATURES: Fusarium Yellows resistance, early maturing, uniformly ready for harvest.