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MATADOR F1 HYBRID FRESH MARKET CABBAGE
MATADOR F1 HYBRID FRESH MARKET CABBAGE

MATADOR F1 HYBRID FRESH MARKET CABBAGE

Regular price
R 145.00
Sale price
R 145.00

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • WINTER SOWING SLOT
  • SLOW TO BOLT
  • EXCEPTIONAL UNIFORMITY
  • BIG ROUND HEADS
  • EXCELLENT HOLDING ABILITY

Matador is a cabbage variety from the Sakata range specifically selected for winter production. The round heads weigh between 3 and 5 kg on average with an excellent density. Depending on the winter temperature, Matador can take 90 – 120 days to mature after transplant. The frame is large resulting in excellent protection from cold and wind. Matador has been trialed in most production areas and the seedlings have proven to be vigorous and tend to handle cold weather better than most other varieties in the same time slot. The shape of the head changes with time and may be seen to be pointed earlier in its growth stage, becoming very round as the

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Do not irrigate during cold nights or let the cabbages go into the night with wet roots; the heads could crack if night temperature drops very low during the night and warms up quickly during the day
  • Do not plant this variety in the summer or spring when the rainfall is high and Black rot is likely to occur
  • Please contact your area representative for a sowing guide and more technical information

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTIC*: MATADOR
TYPE:F1 hybrid fresh market cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. convar. Capitata (L.) Alef. Var. capitata (L.) Alef.
MATURITY: Medium to late (winter 90 – 120 days)
HEAD SIZE: Large
HEAD SHAPE: Round
HEAD WEIGHT: 3.0 – 5.0 kg (could be bigger depending on spacing)
HEAD COVER: Very good
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Blue-green
INTERIOR COLOUR: Yellow light green
FLAVOUR: Good
PLANT SIZE: Large
PLANT HABIT: Semi-erect
BOLTING REACTION: Slow (check for temperature fluctuation in the winter)
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): 
FIELD HOLDING: Very good
YIELD POTENTIAL: Excellent
SUGGESTED POPULATION: 28 000 – 35 000 plants per ha
USE: Sold as individual heads and per bag
SPECIAL FEATURES: Suitable for late autumn to early winter sowing

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