A new-generation early-maturing stem-type hybrid broccoli
• Crunchy sweet tasting stem
• Deep green colour
• Excellent uniformity and yield potential
A hybrid brocette for the fresh and pre-pack markets.
Approximately 50 - 60 days in summer 60 - 85 days in winter (area and climate dependant).
Large upright plant producing multiple stems. A plant population of 60,000- 80,000 plants per hectare is recommended.
Zara produces dark green, smooth, uniform, broccoli stems with medium sized beads and is harvested when the stem length is approximately 15cm in length.
Features & Benefits:
Good heat and cold tolerance for year-round production. Vigorous growth habit that helps the plant to establish quickly. Prune main flower bud upon emergence to stimulate lateral stem development.
Adaptable for year round production (area and climate dependant).
The following is a guide. 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.