Because of the good results and especially the resistance to the cucumber mosaic virus (CGMMV), Twan Prinse from Kwekerij de Lindenborg in Breda, the Netherlands chose Gotja in the summer and this fall, he planted a 5,000 square meter test with Getty.
Good production until the end of cultivation
Twan: "We are clearing out the greenhouse this week (ed.: Week 42). I can look back on a beautiful cultivation in which Getty could keep up beautifully with our main variety. To be honest, we didn't exactly keep track of Getty's production, but I can say it was fine until the end of the cultivation."
Satisfied with quality
"The quality of Getty has been excellent throughout the cultivation. Beautiful dark green and a good shelf life. The length and weight of the cucumbers is great. During this year's extreme heat, Getty coped better than our standard variety. I have the impression that the Getty plants are just that little bit stronger and that becomes visible in extreme weather."
"Getty's stamina is excellent. This variety continues to perform until the end of the cultivation. Getty reaches its balance easily and therefore gives a very even production. From start to finish," says Twan.
Candidate for next year
Twan concludes: "I have not yet made a decision about the variety that I am going to plant in the next fall crop. But I can tell you this: Getty is definitely a suitable candidate."