SUNBURST

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The market standard for many years, SUNBURST produces attractive yellow scallopini fruit. The fruit are produced on a bush type plant and are usually picked at 3-5cm in diameter. Fruit should be picked every day during the harvest season to maintain optimum quality and size. SUNBURST is known to be a reliable high yielding variety and grows well in all major growing regions. Care needs to be taken with post-harvest sanitation for extended shelf-life.

Variety Features

Bright yellow colour
Spinning top shape with scalloped edges
Good vigour and open plant habit

Agronomic Considerations

A hybrid variety
Care is required when handling the fruit due to marking showing up more clearly on the yellow skin
Most squash growers have at some stage experienced problems with greening or spotting in yellow scallopini or zucchini varieties. There are two main reasons - heat stress and virus. For more information contact your SPS rep for a detailed fact sheet on this common problem. It is recommended growers maintain a high level of insect control

Disease Resistances

None

Market Segment

Specialty product for niche markets

Harvest Period

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

Pack Sizes

100G, 500G, 5KG