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Production potential generates interest in Dutoli

The production potential that cucumber variety Dutoli shows since last year, has generated a lot of interest in the new cucumber variety of De Ruiter. A group of cucumber growers, plant growers and cultivation advisers gathered to have a look at the variety at nursery Nova Natura in Meijel, The Netherlands.

Grower Eric Driessen received his colleagues. He grows Dutoli on 3 hectares. Dutoli is a generative crop with an open plant structure, making it a labor-friendly crop.

After fifteen days, Eric harvested the first cucumber. By now the crop is nicely open and generative. "It went mighty fast and Dutoli had little trouble with the hot week around June 19. A big advantage of Dutoli: This variety did not suffer from Pythium, no chlorosis and the plant could sustain the stem load well despite the high levels," Leo Lansbergen of De Ruiter said.

Dutoli, photo by De Ruiter

From the stem more than 31 fruits / m2 have been cut in a sorting of 60% in the forties and 40% in the thirty-fives. "The good selectivity on the stem and vines ensures a good balance and follow-up in fruit development. The open crop is expected to increase the harvest performance significantly," Leo demonstrated. He also said that the fruit quality is good and so is the shelf life.

At Nova Natura, De Ruiter had arranged a delicious BBQ for a lovely meal after the visit. Furthermore, information and experiences were shared relating to the cucumber varieties of the previous and present year.

For more information:
De Ruiter Seeds

Publication date: 7/21/2017



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