10 Cole Crop Varieties For 2015

This month’s variety specs feature showcases 10 cole crop varieties from the nation’s leading seed breeders and distributors.

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Features highlighted include wide adaptability, tolerance to key cole crop diseases, and high yield potential. Stay tuned for next month’s feature where we’ll showcase pumpkins and squash.

Caraflex

Caraflex_JSS

  • Breeder: Bejo Seeds
  • Distributor: Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  • Fresh market or processing: Fresh market
  • Days to maturity: Approximately 68 days from transplant
  • Yield potential: Depends on sizing and spacing
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Adaptable throughout the U.S.
  • Other attributes: Caraflex is a unique, pointed-head cabbage that is exceptionally sweet and tender. It is sometimes branded as Sweetheart Lettage because it is a nice substitute for lettuce in many salads.

JohnnysSelectedSeeds.com


Cheers F1

Cheers F1

  • Breeder: American Takii
  • Fresh market or processing: Both
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance to Fusarium yellows and intermediate resistance to black rot
  • Days to maturity: 75 days from transplant
  • Yield potential: Excellent
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Southwest and Southeast U.S.
  • Other attributes: Vigorous and uniform, large frame with good wrap leaves

Takii.com


Taurus

Taurus_Rispens

  • Breeder: Hazera Seeds Ltd.
  • Distributor: Rispens Seeds
  • Fresh market or processing: Both
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance to Fusarium yellows, intermediate resistance to black rot
  • Days to maturity: 85 days from transplant
  • Yield potential: High marketable yield
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Midwest, Northeast; well adapted to a wide range of growing areas
  • Other attributes: Uniform, extra-large head size that holds well in the field, high head placement for less soil contact

RispensSeeds.com


Viceroy F1

Viceroy_Harris Seeds

  • Breeder: H.M. Clause
  • Distributor: Harris Seeds
  • Fresh market or processing: Both
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Intermediate resistance to black rot, resistance to Fusarium yellows, and tolerant to thrips and tip burn
  • Days to maturity: 90 days from transplant
  • Yield potential: Excellent
  • Region(s) best suited for production: All cabbage growing areas
  • Other attributes: Round, uniform, blue-green colored heads

HarrisSeeds.com


Emerald Crown

Emerald Crown_Sakata

  • Breeder: Sakata Seed America
  • Fresh market or processing: Both
  • Days to maturity: Mid-maturity, approximately 93 days, region dependent
  • Yield potential: Very high crown and Asian yield cut potential
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Highly adaptable
  • Other attributes: Will not purple under stressed growing conditions (cold, heat, etc.)

SakataVegetables.com


Green Magic

Green Magic_siegers

  • Breeder: Sakata Seed America
  • Distributor: Siegers Seed Co.
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Heat tolerant with intermediate resistance to downy mildew
  • Days to maturity: 75 days
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Widely adapted
  • Other attributes: Has a semi-domed, tight head with medium-small bead size

Siegers.com


Greenpak 28

Greenpak 28_Syngenta

  • Breeder: Syngenta
  • Fresh market or processing: Fresh market
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: High resistance to downy mildew caused by Peronospora parasitica
  • Days to maturity: Cool season: 130 days; warm season: 95 days
  • Yield potential: High
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Adaptable to different growing regions
  • Other attributes: GreenPak 28 is a perfect fit for winter harvesting periods transitioning into spring/early summer. It offers consistent performance and uniform maturity, producing quality heads ideal for multiple uses including crowns and bunch

Syngenta-US.com/Seeds/Vegetables


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Puntoverde_Rijk Zwaan

  • Breeder: Rijk Zwaan
  • Fresh market or processing: Both
  • Disease resistance/Tolerance: Ring spot resistance
  • Days to maturity: 75
  • Yield potential: High, heavy curds
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Very adaptable to all growing areas and seasons
  • Other attributes: Heat-tolerant curd and vigorous healthy plants

RijkZwaan.com


Dagan

dagan_seedway

  • Breeder: Bejo Seeds
  • Distributor: Seedway
  • Fresh market or processing: Fresh market
  • Days to maturity: 100 days from transplant
  • Yield potential: Excellent
  • Region(s) best suited for production: East, Northeast, Midwest
  • Other attributes: Dagan showcases a perfectly straight stalk, and matures early with excellent yield potential. It features dense, round sprouts that are dark green

Seedway.com


Syngergy

Synergy_Rupp seeds

  • Breeder: Enza Zaden
  • Distributor: Rupp Seeds
  • Fresh market or processing: Fresh market
  • Days to maturity: 75-80 days
  • Yield potential: High
  • Region(s) best suited for production: Midwest, Northeast
  • Other attributes: Excellent self-wrapping, even in summer. Beautiful white curds

RuppSeeds.com