Quick reference guide
(days after sowing)
|Fruit shape*||Rind texture*||Rind
|Disease reaction #||Comments|
|MNSV||Fom 0||Fom 1||Fom 2||Fom 3||Px 1||Px 2||Px 5||Gc 1||Gc 2|
|Eastern shipper||70 – 80||1.5 – 2.0||Oval||Netted||Yellow with white netting||Salmon- orange||11 – 14||HR||HR||HR||HR||Excellent flavour. Plant in spring to early summer in order for the fruit to develop in the warm season for the best quality and size|
||Piel de sapo||85||2.5 – 4.5||Oval||Slightly netted||Green with light netting||White||16 – 18||HR||HR||HR||IR||IR||IR||IR||Large fruit with excellent internal quality and taste|
||Eastern shipper||75 – 80||1.8 – 2.5||Oval||Netted||Yellow with white netting||Salmon- orange||12 – 15||HR||HR||HR||HR||
Excellent internal quality suited to processing. Large fruit size allows for production in cool to warm and warm season
|Don Quixote (Experimental)
||Piel de sapo||90||3 – 5||Oval||Slightly netted||Green with light netting||White||16 – 18||HR||HR||HR||HR||IR||IR||IR||IR||
Large fruit with excellent internal quality and taste
||Honeydew||70 – 80||1.5 – 2.0||Oval||Smooth||Creamy white||Green||12 – 14||HR||HR||HR||
Medium sized fruit with excellent quality. The plants are vigorous and have a good leaf cover preventing sunburn in mid-summer
||Honeydew||85 – 100||1.5 – 2.0||Oval||Smooth||White||Green||12 – 14||HR||
Medium sized fruit with excellent internal quality. The plants are vigorous and have good leaf cover
||LSL eastern shipper||75||1.8 – 2.2||Oval||Netted||Light green with white netting||Salmon- orange||13 – 15||HR||HR||
Medium to large fruit with excellent internal quality with deep salmon orange flesh and small seed cavity. Fruit taste has been proven to be superior comparted to standard LSL varieties
* Characteristics given are affected by production methods such as soil type, nutrition, planting population, planting date and climatic conditions. Please read disclaimer. WARNING: VARIETY PROTECTED UNDER PLANT BREEDERS RIGHTS. UNAUTHORIZED MULTIPLICATION AND/OR MARKETING OF SEED PROHIBITED.
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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.