Kilimo

Kilimo
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Kilimo

A new, fast-growing summer hybrid cabbage.

• Quick maturing: 70 - 85 days to maturity
• Excellent uniformity
• Attractive Colour
• Firm internal texture

Type:

A medium headed hybrid cabbage variety for the fresh and pre-pack market.

Maturity:

Early maturing. Approximately 70 - 85 days from transplant to maturity in summer. Maturity is very uniform with a high first cut percentage.

Plant Characteristics:

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 35,000 - 45,000 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 flavour. 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.

Disease Resistance:

KILIMO has shown good field resistance to black rot.

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.

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.