SIROCCO

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SIROCCO is a hybrid green chard with a bright red stem best suited to cool season babyleaf production. SIROCCO shows excellent vigour and uniformity and is a significant improvement in quality and reliability of chard production. Although SIROCCO can be grown year round it has its biggest advantage in the cool and cold of Winter/Spring where the hybrid vigour reduces time to harvest. The red stems of SIROCCO are a ‘low-bleed’ risk - a problem often associated with beets when grown for babyleaf. SIROCCO shows strong tolerance to common types of bacterial spotting (Pseudomonas and Cercospora).

Variety Features

Mid green leaves with a bright red stem
Oval leaf shape with smooth leaf margins
Erect growth habit

Agronomic Considerations

Best results obtained when grown in the colder months
Good field tolerance to bacterial spot

Market Segment

Fresh market
Process market

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec