RED JEWEL F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

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

Red Jewel is an early maturing hybrid, maturing at around 90 days from sowing. Red Jewel is a medium to big cabbage but can also be used for a small (baby) cabbage if the planting density is adjusted accordingly. Red Jewel is very adaptable with a good holding ability. The head shape can be classified as semi-round to round and the internal quality is excellent with very dense layering. Red Jewel is very similar to Red Rookie and these varieties complement each other very well. The outer frame and head have a very dark red/purple colour. Internal colour is purple with white stems. At seedling stage this variety is very vigorous, resulting in a good, strong plant for transplant. Uniformity is also very good in the field.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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CHARACTERISTIC: 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 to large, depending on planting density
HEAD SHAPE: Semi-round to 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
BOLTING REACTION: Slow to bolt
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
FIELD HOLDING: Excellent
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very good
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 30 000 – 55 000 plants per ha for medium heads and 80 000+ plants per ha for small heads
USE: Fresh market, novelty, pre-packing and shipping
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent shelf life and widely adapted