Merton F1 hybrid cauliflower

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • WIDELY ADAPTABLE
  • EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL
  • VERY UNIFORM CURDS
  • EXCELLENT WRAPPING

Merton is a variety for warm season production. Unlike other cauliflower varieties, Merton withstands summer heat very well. Leaves tend to wrap around the head and provide protection against the sun. It produces dense white curds with a typical dome shape which is perfect for pre-packaging and processing.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • This is a variety for spring, summer and autumn production and not for winter
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC: Merton
KIND: F1 hybrid cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. convar. botrytis (L.) Alef. var. botrytis L.)
SEASON: Summer, Spring, Autumn
MATURITY: Medium (around 75 – 85 days from transplant)
CURD SIZE: Medium to Large
CURD SHAPE: Dome
CURD WEIGHT: 600 – 900g (could be bigger depending on spacing)
CURD COMPACTNESS: Very Good
CURD COVER: Excellent
CURD COLOUR: White to Cream
CURD TYPE: White dense dome curds
FLAVOUR: Very good
PLANT SIZE: Medium to Large
FIELD HOLDING: Good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Very high
SUGGESTED SPACING: 36 000 plants per ha
MARKET SEGMENT: Bulk packaging, pre-packing, processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Very widely adapted and reliable with excellent curd quality