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For cooler weather harvest in the Autumn and Spring, CONTESSA produces dense heads of dark green colour. The plant habit is more upright than Waltz and the heads will sit up off the ground with a flat butt. Uniform size and consistency of weight makes CONTESSA best suited to the variable conditions of Spring in more mild environments. A slightly smaller head size means CONTESSA is well suited to bagging.

Variety Features

Medium heads
Medium-large frame
Autumn and Spring harvest

Agronomic Considerations

Good tolerance to tipburn
Moderate tolerance to bolting
A high internal core can develop under warm and humid conditions

Disease Resistances

High Resistance: BI:1-27,29/Nr:0
Strong field tolerance to anthracnose

Market Segment

Fresh market
Bagged market

Harvest Period

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

Pack Sizes

10M, 20M, 100M