A new, fast-growing summer hybrid cabbage.
• Quick maturing: 70 - 85 days to maturity
• Excellent uniformity
• Attractive Colour
• Firm internal texture
A medium headed hybrid cabbage variety for the fresh and pre-pack market.
Early maturing. Approximately 70 - 85 days from transplant to maturity in summer. Maturity is very uniform with a high first
A medium to large frame that has an upright leaf habit. A plant population of 28,000 plants per ha is recommended for
single head marketing, and 30 - 35 000 plants per ha for bags. Plant population will influence head size. For larger head size
the plant population should be reduced to suit your needs.
Head Characteristics: KILIMO has very firm flat-round shaped heads with an average head size (without frame leaves) of
between 2,5 - 3,5 kg with an excellent flavor. The colour of KILIMO is a typical fresh grey-green which is highly sought after
by market agents and hawkers. Care should be taken not to let the crop mature past the optimal period to prevent splitting.
KILIMO has a very high first cut percentage.
Fertilization Guidelines: This is a general guide, grower conditions vary and a soil analysis is highly recommended:
N: 150 to 200kg/ha. 70 to 90 kg/ha incorporated preplant.
Top dress the balance as follows:
Summer: 7,14 and 28 days after transplanting (no later).
Winter: 14,28 and 45 days from transplant (no later). (Winter planting in warm frost-free areas only)
P: 50 kg/ha incorporated preplant. K: 120 kg/ha incorporate preplant. Soil pH: 6 - 6,8.
Features & Benefits
The combination of early maturity, good Black Rot resistance and vigorous seedlings,
contribute to the improvement in crop security that KILIMO offers the grower.
Disease Resistance: KILIMO has shown good infield resistance to black rot.