Dutch spring puts high wire cucumber varieties to the test

The spring of 2015 has put high wire cultivation and the various varieties to the test. Compared to last year, sunlight was late in arriving, and the growing conditions were pretty skimpy. Consequently, many problems came to light. Representatives of seed breeder Enza Zaden saw black heads, weak plants, fruit rejection, splitting heads and cucumbers that were way too long. With many companies, this led to apparent differences among varieties.

Of all varieties, Topspin (E23L.2215) displayed the least amount of problems. The fruit forming was strong from the beginning, the plant was compact, vital and green. In addition, the heads kept their color and sturdy growth. Later in the cultivation, other benefits came to light. Whereas other varieties showed weak heads and fruit rejection, Topspin kept on performing.

"In terms of quality, the cucumbers are looking good. Both shape and length are balanced. The variety gives long, thin and curved fruits. The end result: Topspin provides better production and quality. A good base for 2016."

The features of Topspin in a row
• Strong on the fruit
• Good growth
• No black heads
• No long thin fruits
• Compact growth

More information:
Enza Zaden
Haling 1E
1602 DB
T +31 (0)228 350 100+31 (0)228 350 100
F +31 (0)228 315 960

You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber