Cucumbers in the South African Market
|Hazera showcases two of the best cucumbers to the South African Market|
|September 29, 2021|
Long cucumber varieties in South Africa are required to be highly adaptable to weather changes, have strong disease resistance, and produce high-yielding crops of excellent quality.
Hazera is a world leader in vegetable seeds, and has a long, successful history of developing varieties with resistance to multiple diseases. Some of these varieties may offer a high level of disease resistance (HR), while in others this is more moderate, or intermediate (IR).
Over the last two years, after several years of trials in diverse regions of the world, Hazera has introduced two new varieties of cucumbers into the market. These varieties are specifically adapted to the market requirements in South Africa and belong to a new category recently launched by Hazera – Pro Plus.
Now, with the launch of Hazera’s new Pro Plus series of cucumber varieties, growers can implement a new, reliable, cost-effective,
These qualities will feature in Hazera’s new series intended for the South African market:
Island: is the upcoming star over the past year, with a fruit length of 32 - 36 centimetres it produces a superior crop in peak winter. Its main advantage is its resistance to diseases and fungal infection. With high resistance to CYSDV, CVYV and intermediate resistance to powdery mildew, as well as ToLCNDV (New Delhi). Island is also a more attractive fruit – it is long, dark, and firm with noticeable ribs. Also, with the high percentage of marketable fruits, there is almost no waste with this brilliant cucumber variety.
Hazera South Africa is constantly looking to improve our varieties and services for the local market. The breeding/R&D team behind the scenes strive for excellence and are attentive to market needs. They are motivated to developing new beneficial traits and better the resistances of Hazera varieties.
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