Megastar for big heads in winter

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The cabbage hybrid Megastar has been grown through the winter season in various places over the last few years with great success. Knowing how the variety performs under different circumstances and sowing dates allows the development of an accurate sowing guide for each region. Such experience can serve to reduce risk and ensure the best possible outcomes for growers. Megastar is a large to extra-large hybrid cabbage variety well-suited to autumn, winter, and early spring harvesting slots. The strong bolting tolerance and outstanding plant vigour shown by the variety are the keys to success in these slots. Resistance to black rot is intermediate, so it should only be planted with caution in the summer. The ideal sowing season for Megastar is in February for most areas, though some local differences may occur. Recommended sowing dates by area are given in the table below. Megastar produces winter crops of optimal yield, uniformity, and quality. Megastar is proving to be a worthy competitor in the category of largeheaded winter varieties. Heads are large but fill well to give very heavy average head weights (8-10 Kg) and are very uniform. Megastar is usually harvested at around 120 days from transplant, but this will vary according to conditions. The ability to stand in the field up to a further 20 days after maturity without damage occurring is another feature that can become important in strategies. A bright future as an all-round, large, loose-head cabbage is expected for Megastar. Contact your local sales representative for the latest news and suggestions regarding the variety.

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