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HUNTER is a cavolo nero that may be used as an alternative to Onyx for babyleaf production. Like Onyx, HUNTER has an upright growth habit allowing for ease of harvest and also ensures good airflow through the crop during damp periods aiding in keeping mildew at bay. HUNTER has a dark green leaf that becomes thick as it matures. While HUNTER will continue growing to become a full sized kale, its leaf uniformity gives high yields when harvested at babyleaf stage. HUNTER has shown good tolerance to mildew in trials but will suffer in periods of high pressure.

Variety Features

Dark green leaves
Oval leaf shape with toothed margin
Upright habit

Agronomic Considerations

Shows good tolerance to mildew but will suffer during periods of high pressure
Strong tolerance to bolting

Disease Resistances


Market Segment

Fresh market
Process market
Available as untreated seed

Harvest Period

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