STAR 3316 was sown on 30 April 2020 and transplanted on 3 June 2020 in the Brits area at Van Staden Qualigrow. The plant population was 25,000 plants per ha (60cm in row and 60cm apart).
STAR 3316 is known for its large, impressive frame and head size, with an upright growth habit. The cabbage is medium to late maturing with very good holdability and shelf life.
According to the weather stations we had one of the coldest winters in years; yet STAR 3316 handled the low temperatures very well, with excellent cold tolerance and little to no sign of diseases.
The farmer, Johan van Staden Snr, started to cut the crop on 14 September (104th day) and had cut 92% of it with the first cut. The STAR 3316 yielded cabbages of 8kg to 10kg per head. Van Stander Snr said he would definitely plant STAR 3316 on a bigger scale in the coming winter’s planting programme.