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Due to its high vigour, ICEBREAKER is the only variety that provides consistently sweet tasting iceberg as we come out of Winter and, for this reason, processors ask for it by name. ICEBREAKER has sufficient vigour to produce a large frame and good sized heads in the cold while being tolerant enough to late Spring weather fluctuations so as not to go puffy. With the demise of Gitanas, ICEBREAKER has proven itself to be the ideal replacement with even more vigour for earlier cutting, and enough versatility to be harvested well into late Spring (early November in Pukekohe).

Variety Features

Large heads
Large frame
Late Winter and early Spring harvest

Agronomic Considerations

Moderate tolerance to tipburn
Strong tolerance to bolting
Not suitable for early Winter harvest. We recommend transplanting no earlier than week 20 in northern areas

Disease Resistances

High Resistance: BI:1-27,29

Market Segment

Fresh market
Process market

Harvest Period

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

Pack Sizes

10M, 20M, 100M