By: Seed And Field Services  06-Dec-2011


Trialed for the first time in summer 2007, Terranova Agassi Broccoli has shown good potential for the summer harvest slot. In particular it stood out during the Mid summer dry spell against the market standards, holding together its typically well formed dome and uniform bead size in testing conditions.

Agassi was compared from a late November through to Mid May harvest, with the best results showing up from
February through to May.  Maturity time was similar to Arcadia.

Growers may wish to consider trying some smaller commercial plantings of Agassi this summer to view for themselves the benefits Agassi has to offer.


Very adaptable winter standard for the Pukekohe area, with very good cool tolerance. Mararthon has a fine bead and has been a reliable variety for autumn , winter and early spring for many seasons and still makes up a large portion of many growers winter broccoli program.


Summer harvest standard with good adaptability to a range of conditions in both spring and summer. Produces a large head with a medium to fine bead that has an attractive dark green colour.


Firm uniform heads are a feature of this Seminis variety. Typically works well from late Autumn through to the spring changeover slot. Generally has a deep green colour and good field holding abiltity.

Kolya (New)

New cool season variety from Clause Vegetable Seeds.  Kolya procedures well domed uniform heads with a med-fine head and a thick stem.  Kolya is typically 5-7 days later to mature than Marathon.  Kolya performs best in Autumn/Early Winter and late Winter/Spring.


Greenback (New)

New cool season variety from Seminis Seeds.  Greenback has a very fine bead and will produce well domed firm heads.  Greenback also shows potential to have good field holding, retaining good head firmness.  Suggested harvest slot for Greenback is May to early October. 


 Long standing variety in the Franklin area.  Legacy has a adaptable wide harvest window from late Autumn to Spring.  Legacy has typically well domed fine beaded heads.

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