Pre­mier Seeds en­ters New Zealand let­tuce mar­ket

NZ Grower - - New Varieties 2018 -

In 2015 Bejo seeds pur­chased Agrise­men, an in­de­pen­dent Dutch veg­etable breed­ing com­pany spe­cial­is­ing in let­tuce breed­ing. This pur­chase has en­abled Pre­mier Seeds to en­ter the let­tuce mar­ket here in New Zealand. Over the last two years, we have un­der­taken an ice­berg let­tuce trial pro­gramme in the key let­tuce grow­ing re­gions, look­ing at the new Ice­berg ma­te­rial from Bejo. We are now very happy to of­fer a year round ice­berg let­tuce pro­gramme. Bejo va­ri­eties come with re­sis­tance to Bremia 16-33 and our newer va­ri­eties are re­sis­tant to Na­sonovia. Our sum­mer va­ri­ety Brice is our first ice­berg va­ri­ety with Fusar­ium re­sis­tance.

Pre­cious HR: Bl:16-33, Nr:0 (Spring)

Pre­cious is a medium framed va­ri­ety al­though ex­cep­tion­ally quick to head in the spring, pro­duc­ing large heads, which are well filled through this pe­riod with a small core. Suits har­vest­ing from Oc­to­ber through to De­cem­ber.

Brice HR: Bl:16-33, Nr:0 Fol:1 (Sum­mer)

Brice is a sum­mer va­ri­ety with a wide har­vest pe­riod from De­cem­ber through to April. Char­ac­terised by its large glossy, heads, Brice shows ex­cel­lent re­silience un­der mois­ture stress. Achieves a well-filled head with small core. Brice sits well above the ground mak­ing har­vest­ing faster.

Joice HR: Bl:16-33, Nr:0 (Au­tumn)

Joice pro­duces a vig­or­ous, strong, plant, char­ac­terised by its dark green, glossy, uni­form heads. Joice suits the tran­si­tional pe­riod of warm top cold, suit­ing har­vest from late April through May. Ex­cel­lent in­ter­nal colour and a small core.

Bon­nice HR: Bl:16-33 (Win­ter)

Bon­nice is very vig­or­ous for win­ter pro­duc­tion. Pro­duc­ing well-blis­tered, large frame and large heads of deep green colour, it suits har­vest from late May through to Septem­ber, re­silient in this pe­riod, it achieves high per­cent­age cuts with ex­cel­lent in­ter­nal struc­ture.

Please con­tact your lo­cal Pre­mier Seeds sales rep­re­sen­ta­tive for more in­for­ma­tion on our let­tuce pro­gram.

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