Quick reference guide
Variety Maturity* Plant height*


Leaf surface Leaf Margins Stem type Yield potential Disease reaction# Comment
Pfs 1-12 Pfs 14

20 – 25 days 10 – 15 Smooth leaves Thin, upright Good HR IR Dark green leaves mostly for winter, thick leaves, medium maturity
Seaside 20 – 25 days 10 – 15 Smooth leaves Thin, upright Good HR IR Dark green leaves, fast maturing, thick leaves
Helios* (Experimental) 20 – 30 days 10 – 15 Smooth dark green leaves Thin, upright Very good HR
IR(12,14)  Dark green baby leaves, leaves is thick giving the leaves a good weight for high yields

* Characteristics given are affected by production methods such as soil type, nutrition, planting population, planting date and climatic conditions. Please read disclaimer.


# Disease reaction key:
IR:  Intermediate resistance      HR: High resistance

Abbreviation Common disease name Pathogen name
Pfs Downy mildew Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae


Disclaimer: This information is based on our observations and/or information from other sources. As crop performance depends on the interaction between the genetic potential of the seed, its physiological characteristics, and the environment, including management, we give no warranty express or implied, for the performance of crops relative to the information given nor do we accept any liability for any loss, direct or consequential, that may arise from whatsoever cause. Please read the Sakata Seed Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd Conditions of Sale before ordering seed.

Resistance: is the ability of a plant variety to restrict the growth and development of a specified pest or pathogen and/or the damage they cause when compared to susceptible plant varieties under similar environmental conditions and pest or pathogen pressure. Resistant varieties may exhibit some disease symptoms or damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure. (HR = High resistance, IR = Intermediate resistance).

*Experimental: This variety does not appear on the current South African Variety list, but has been submitted for registration. Recent version:Kindly contact Sakata or Area Representative for the most recent version of this Technical Bulletin.