Producing zucchini squash has become increasingly challenging over the years with higher demands for quality and rising disease pressure. There comes a time when growers need to re-evaluate their current variety range and introduce the latest varieties to stay competitive and offer the best product possible to their customers.
That is why STARKE AYRES is always committed to staying up to date with the latest material that offers a complete package of high yields, exceptional quality, and strong disease resistance. STARKE AYRES is excited to introduce EVERGLADE* to our range of zucchinis for South African growers. EVERGLADE has been tested extensively all over South Africa in a wide range of climates, consistently proving itself to be a top-performing variety.
EVERGLADE is a medium-dark green zucchini for the fresh market with robust virus- and disease-resistance and strong yield capability. It features an open, upright plant with reduced spines to minimise fruit damage. Its improved fruit quality with desirable colour and fruit shape is one of the aspects that makes this variety stand out. EVERGLADE produces uniform cylindrical fruit with a glossy medium-dark green colour that is well suited for the fresh and export market.
With zucchini squash being very susceptible to viruses and fungal diseases such as powdery mildew, disease resistance is crucial to sustainable production and lengthening the harvest period of your crop to maximise yields. That is why EVERGLADE offers an excellent disease-resistance package to give the grower that added peace of mind. EVERGLADE is resistant to powdery mildew (Px), cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), watermelon mosaic virus (WMV), zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV) as well as papaya ringspot virus (PRSV).