Sapphire

Sapphire
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Sapphire

A new large-framed hybrid cabbage.

• Large upright frame
• Semi globed shaped heads
• Very Good holdability
• Very Good uniformity
• High yield potential


Type:

A high yielding hybrid cabbage for the fresh market.

Maturity:

Medium maturing. Approximately 85-95 days from transplant to maturity in summer.
Maturity will vary by as much as 10-20 days between mid-summer to mid-winter plantings.
Maturity is very uniform with a high first cut percentage

Plant Characteristics:

A large plant with an upright leaf habit that provides excellent head protection. A plant population of 28 000 plants per ha is recommended for single head marketing, and
35-45 000 plants per ha for bagging


Head Characteristics:

SAPPHIRE has very firm semi globe shaped heads with an average head size of between 4 - 5 kg. The colour of SAPPHIRE is grey-green to blue-green. SAPPHIRE has a very high first cut percentage and good standability.


Disease Resistance:

Field observation indicates a good resistance to black rot.


Features & Benefits:

Very high yields can be achieved with this variety. Actual yield will vary according to plant population. SAPPHIRE also has good heat tolerance.


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).
P - 50 kg/ha incorporated preplant
K - 120 kg/ha incorporate preplant.
Soil pH - 6 - 6,8.