STAR 7714

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STAR 7714

A traditional super-sweet sweet corn hybrid

• Very vigorous seedlings, and large strong plants
• Very high yield potential
• Concentrated harvest period
• Excellent disease resistance

Type:

A Supersweet (sh2) hybrid for the Fresh market.

Maturity:

A late maturing variety that can be harvested 95 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 2.1 m with ears positioned 80 cm above the ground. Tillers can be present at a rate of up to 2 per plant.There is no significant economic advantage to remove these tillers.

Ear Characteristics:

Gently tapered ears with an average length of 17 - 21 cm and 16 to 20 rows. STAR 7714 have a prolificacy index of 1.4 ears per plant. This means that even at sub-optimal and especially uneven plant populations this variety has the ability to compensate by bearing more than 1 ear per plant.

Disease Resistance:

HR: local Rust strains(Ps)
IR: Northern Corn Leaf Blight(Et).

Features & Benefits:

The vigorous, prolific nature of STAR 7714 offers the grower the opportunity to produce high quality fresh market sweetcorn in marginal climatic conditions and in the off season. The disease resistance, yield, and concentrated harvest window makes STAR 7714 management friendly, lowering risk and improving crop security. Because of the plant material mass, it can very successfully be used as silage after the ears are harvested.