Vegetable breeder Abbott & Cobb wwas recently acquired by Syngenta Seeds– an important move for both companies. American Vegetable Grower talked with Dr. Bryant Long, Vice President of Product Development at Abbott & Cobb, about the move is affecting breeding goals and what’s new with Abbott & Cobb corn and pumpkin varieties.
SS3006 is a great variety to fulfill an early season slot. It is a 70-day sweet corn with an excellent diameter and great tip fill. SS3006 has a compact plant and features HiGlow® genetics producing an attractive yellow kernel color.
New bicolor SS2749 is an SSW™ variety boasting great germination and vigor as well as nice husk protection and good flags. SS2749 is marketed as the bicolor version of Honey Pack due to its fantastic sweet taste!