CHARMANT F1 hybrid ‘baby’ cabbage

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EXCELLENT BABY AND MEDIUM SIZED CABBAGE
  • VERY SLOW TO BOLT
  • EXCELLENT FIELD HOLDING ABILITY
  • SWEET TASTE
  • WELL PROTECTED HEADS

Charmant is well adapted to the different cabbage production areas of South Africa and has an excellent yield and field holding ability. The blue-green leaves form a large frame offering very good protection to the head from sun and wind damage. Heads can weigh from 0.5 – 1.5 kg if left on the field under normal conditions. Charmant can be used for the pre-packed supermarket, processing and export market. Charmant has intermediate resistance to Fusarium yellows (Foc).

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • It is recommended that you plant on raised beds or ridges in the warm season
  • Heads are ready for harvest when the youngest leaf covering the head curls over, see photograph above
  • Suitable for sowing throughout the year in areas with mild winters. Avoid sowing in April and May in areas with severe frost
  • Contact the area representative for a sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC: CHARMANT
TYPE: F1 hybrid ‘baby’ cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. convar. Capitata (L.) Alef. Var. capitata (L.) Alef.
MATURITY: Early
Warm season: around 55 – 65 days (baby) and 60 – 70 days (medium heads)
Cool season: 60 – 70 days (baby) and 70 – 80 days from transplanting (medium heads)
HEAD SIZE: Small to medium depending on spacing
HEAD SHAPE: Round
HEAD WEIGHT: 0.5 – 1.5 kg (could be bigger depending on spacing)
HEAD COVER: Very good
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Blue-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:
Baby heads: 60 000 – 80 000 plants per ha
Medium heads: 40 000 – 60 000 plants per ha
USE: Novelty, pre-packed and sold as individual heads on fresh market
SPECIAL FEATURES: ‘Baby’ and medium pre-pack supermarket cabbage, excellent field holding ability and sweet taste