CHARACTERISTIC*: Royal Jewel
KIND: F1 hybrid broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. convar botrytis (L.) Alef. Var. cymosa Duchesne)
SEASON: Warm season production – has been trialled year-round in mild climatic regions
MATURITY: Medium, around 85 – 95 days from transplant
HEAD SIZE: Large
HEAD SHAPE: High dome
HEAD COMPACTNESS: Excellent
EXTERIOR COLOUR: Dark blue-green
BEAD SIZE: Small
SIDE SHOOT PRODUCTION: Good
PLANT SIZE: Large
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): Intermediate field resistance to Plasmodiophora brassicae, the causal pathogen of clubroot in broccoli.
FIELD HOLDING: Excellent
YIELD POTENTIAL: Exceptionally high
SUGGESTED SPACING: 36 000 – 40 000 plants per ha
MARKET SEGMENT: Bulk packaging, pre-pack and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Vigorous growing plants that have intermediate resistance to clubroot disease, with an excellent quality headset deep in the plant.
- FIELD TOLERANCE TO CLUBROOT
- LARGE PLANT STRUCTURE
- EXCELLENT DOME-SHAPED HEADS
Royal Jewel is one of the newest additions to the Sakata broccoli range, specifically developed for its field tolerance to the devastating clubroot disease that affects all brassicas. Royal Jewel has been trialled in areas prone to clubroot infection, and has shown promising results. The head quality of this variety is especially good in warmer seasons but has been planted year-round in mild climatic conditions. The head is set deep in the upright, vigorous growing plant. This helps protect the head against sunburn damage, resulting in an excellent end-product. The dome-shaped heads of Royal Jewel are made up of fine blue-green coloured beads, resulting in a very attractive pre-packed product, but its longer stems also make it suitable to be used for processing needs.
SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS
- Royal Jewel is a large, strong plant with an excellent root system.
- Royal Jewel should be considered for use in areas known to be affected by clubroot.
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