STAR 2204

STAR 2204
Baby Corn

Beans

Beetroot

Brinjal

Broccoli
Bunching Onion

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Cucumber

Herb

Hot Pepper

Lettuce

Onion

Pumpkin

Squash

Sweet Corn

Sweet Melon

Sweet Pepper

Swiss Chard

Tomato

Watermelon

STAR 2204

Vigorous, mid-season hybrid broccoli, adaptable for year-round production.

• Medium to large frame with good disease resistance
• Excellent quality head with few sideshoots
• Very high marketable yield potential
• Firm, dome-shaped heads with short to medium florets

Type:

A hybrid for the fresh and processing markets. STAR 2204 shows very good adaptability during summer and winter seasons.

Maturity:

Approximately 60 - 70 days from transplant to maturity in summer. Maturity will vary by as much as 10 - 20 days between mid summer to mid winter plantings (in cold areas). Maturity is very uniform with a high first cut percentage.

Plant Characteristics:

A medium to large framed plant with large leaves. STAR 2204 has a vigorous growth habit providing good head protection. A plant population of 32,000 - 35,000 plants per hectare is recommended for the loose head market.

Head Characteristics:

STAR 2204 has firm, compact, dome-shaped heads with fine beads. Average head mass can vary from 350 - 450g in summer and 500 - 600g in winter. Spear length can vary from medium/short to medium. STAR 2204 has a high first cut percentage.

Yield Potential:

Excellent yields can be achieved with this variety. Actual yield will vary according to plant population and growing conditions. A high first cut will, however, ensure that STAR 2204 out yields most varieties most of the time. Yields of 8 - 12 tons per hectare are possible.

Features & Benefits:

Good heat and cold tolerance for year-round production. Excellent quality head with very few side shoots. Vigorous growth habit that helps the plant to establish quickly. High yield potential with a high first cut percentage.

Fertilization Guidelines:

The following is a guide to achieving optimal yields from this hybrid. Grower conditions vary and a soil analysis is recommended prior to planting.
N: 200 - 240 kg/ha. 60 - 80 kg/ha incorporated preplant. Top dress the balance as follows: 7, 14, 21 and 28 days after transplant. P: Plant uptake is 50 - 60 kg/ha per season. Bring soil levels to 40 mg/kg and then incorporate
50 - 60 kg/ha preplant. K: The plant uses 250 kg potassium (K) per hectare per season. Bring soil levels to 130 mg/kg, then incorporate 125 kg/ha preplant and 125 kg/ha 28 days after transplant. Boron (B) and Molybdenum (Mo) - spray with 1 kg Solubor and 125 g Sodium Molybdate, plus a wetting agent in 500 liters water per hectare 14 and 28 days after transplant.