Assegai

Assegai
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Assegai

A new, super-sweet sweet corn hybrid

• Strong plants with robust growth habit
• Outstanding yield potential
• Very refined, cylindrical ears with excellent tip fill
• Rp1G Common Rust resistance.
• Suitable for processing and fresh markets

Type:

A Supersweet (sh2) hybrid for the Fresh market.

Maturity:

A late maturing variety that can be harvested 92 days after planting (Southern African summer planting conditions apply). The date of harvesting may vary by as much as 10 days between early and late season plantings. This needs to be taken into consideration when planning planting schedules under different growing conditions. For accurate planning heat units should be monitored.

Plant Characteristics:

A very vigorous, large and prolific plant with an average height of 1.85 m with ears positioned 70 cm above the ground. Very low incidents of tillers can be expected.

Ear Characteristics:

Very cylindrical and uniform ears with an average length of 19 - 20 cm and a diameter of 50 mm with 16 kernel rows. Kernel depth is typically 12 mm. Assegai has a very attractive deep golden yellow colour.

Disease Resistance:

HR: local Rust strains (Rp1-G)
IR: Northern Corn Leaf Blight(Et).

Features & Benefits:

The vigorous, prolific nature of ASSEGAI offers the grower the opportunity to produce high quality sweetcorn for the pre pack or processing industry. The leaf disease resistance, yield, and quality of ASSEGAI results in the lowering of risk and improvement of crop security. Because of the plant material mass, it can very successfully be used as silage after the ears are harvested.