New Broccoli Range

21 June 2012

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NiZ 18 065

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Brocky

Following three years of extensive field trials, Vigour have released three new broccoli varieties for the New Zealand market.

CHLOE f1 (XB8019) is a mid-maturing variety with dense, well-domed heads. It has been bred to harvest spring thru to autumn, and in winter in the far north. Chloe maintains a domed shape and uniform bead size on this vigorous plant, which is easy to trim. NiZ 18-065 offers earlier maturity with nice dark green domed heads, with a fine bead. Suited for harvest spring, summer and autumn, the heads are easy to trim on a tall upright plant. The low level of side shoots, makes this variety easy to pick and pack.

For those looking for a bunching broccoli we have a variety that is of very high quality with the added advantage of, "no strings attached" for the grower or marketer. BROCKY f1 is a baby broccoli hybrid bred to cut in autumn, winter and spring. It can be grown during summer in areas which experience only mild winters. The florets have a sweet and tender taste, which is a chef's favorite. The stems with florets are harvested and trimmed and are bunched to market specifications. Brocky can be picked up to 8 times per planting.