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MARATHON is a highly adaptable variety that is grown in most production regions throughout the country and can be harvested for most timeslots during the cool season. The world standard for cool season production for many years now, MARATHON performs particularly well for Winter harvest in the South Island. MARATHON produces a uniform head of good quality with moderate holding ability. A reliable variety under a range of environmental conditions.

Variety Features

Medium bead size
Green/blue head colour
Winter and Spring harvest

Agronomic Considerations

A hybrid variety
Susceptible to blindness

Disease Resistances

Highly susceptible to white rust

Market Segment

Fresh market

Harvest Period

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

Pack Sizes

10M, 50M, 100M