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Tarsier RZ

By

Rijk Zwaan

Hybrid Spinach

  • Vigorous variety with excellent establishment
  • Best suited to warm shoulder season and summer in most areas
  • Very similar in habit and appearance to Sunangel but slower growing in warmer season
  • Leaves will be slightly less savoyed than Sunangel and slightly darker green
  • Compliments Sunangel to spread maturity for harvesting
  • Thick leaves and high yields
  • Excellent height uniformity
  • Strong resistance to root diseases pythium and fusarium
  • Strong resistance to leaf diseases downy mildew, stemphylium and anthracnose
  • Resistances: HR Pe:1-7,9,11-19/Sv IR Pe:8,10

Additional comments and cultural notes
Resistance key:

  • HR = High Resistance IR = Intermediate Resistance
  • Pe = Peronospora effuse (ex Peronospora farinosa f. sp Spinaciae)
  • Sv = Stemphylium vesicarium

SOWING RATE
Ideal population is 1,100 to 1,200 seeds per m2

Kolibri RZ

By

Rijk Zwaan

Hybrid Spinach

  • Semi-savoy leaf type with robust uniform round leaves
  • Upright plant habit
  • Very strong against “damping-off” with its strong root system
  • Avoid mid-summer in hot areas
  • Resistances: HR Pe: 1-9,12-15,17 IR Pe:10,11.

Additional comments and cultural notes

  • HR = High Resistance IR = Intermediate Resistance
  • Pe (ex Pfs) = Peronospora effusa (ex Peronospora farinosa) f. sp. spinaciae.

Sunangel RZ

By

Rijk Zwaan

Hybrid Spinach

  • Semi-savoy leaf type
  • Very high yield potential
  • Robust dark green leaves
  • Best suited to shoulder and warm season but avoid mid-summer in hot areas
  • Similar time slot to Kookaburra RZ
  • Resistances: HR Pe: 1-9,11-19/SV IR Pe: 10.

Additional comments and cultural notes

  • HR = High Resistance IR = Intermediate Resistance
  • Pe (ex Pfs) = Peronospora effusa (ex Peronospora farinosa) f. sp spinaciae
  • CMV = Cucumber mosaic virus
  • SU = Stemphylium vesicarium.

Tragopan RZ

By

Rijk Zwaan

Hybrid Spinach

  • Dark green smooth leaves
  • Fast growing with very upright plant habit
  • Best suited to midwinter harvest
  • Holds its size well for an extended harvest window
  • Resistances: HR Pe: 1-15,17

PLATYPUS RZ

By

Rijk Zwaan

Hybrid Spinach

  • Semi savoy type crossed with oriental leaf type
  • Best results in winter in cool growing conditions
  • Thick leaves
  • High yield potential
  • Upright plant habit. Suits higher plant population for best results
  • Resistances: HR Pe: 1-15,17