Fruity crops South Africa 2017


Fruity crops

South Africa 2017 | 2018

Cucumber Pepper Tomato


Dear customer,

Welcome to the innovative world of Enza Zaden, a world-class leader in vegetable breeding.

Enza Zaden is internationally renowned for its tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers and many more

pioneering vegetable varieties.


Our strength lies in our “multi-local” approach. We are able to cater to the requirements of growers

and food processors alike and develop vegetable cultivars that meet the highest standards.

In South Africa, Enza Zaden has become a well-known brand with leading growers and we continue

to establish new benchmark varieties in all major vegetable segments.

Trusted vegetable varieties

This vegetable catalogue gives an overview of locally tested and trusted, carefully selected vegetables

of our tomato, sweet pepper and cucumber assortment. You will find favourites like sweet peppers

Clair and Spider, long European summer cucumber Dreamliner and tomatoes Celestino, Sylviana and


Rising stars

Through continued trials and ongoing selection, we are proud to introduce rising stars to our local

assortment like the new cucumber Poniente, for winter cultivation, a variety that has shown to be

reliable from autumn into winter. Cartujo, a follow-up on our legendary greenhouse sweet pepper

Catriona and Hechicero, a very promising indeterminate beef tomato to name a few.

Lifetime relationships

Experienced growers will advocate the power of growing varieties that are at the front of vegetable

breeding, varieties that have the disease package and adaptive qualities that will ensure sustainability.

We look forward to a lifetime relationship with you and supporting you to make the right variety


The Enza Zaden team

Matome Ramokgopa

General Manager

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Long European | Autumn | Winter


• Growing period: autumn to winter.

• Fruit size: 28-31 cm.

• Strong plant, dark leaves.

• Good setting, high production.

• Some aborting in hot conditions.

• Good tolerance to CYSDV and Px.

• Good quality fruit; dark green and nicely ribbed.

• Can show big flower scar in hot conditions.


Long European | Autumn | Winter

• HR: Cca/Ccu | IR: CVYV

• Growing period: autumn, winter.

• Cultivation: greenhouse, non-heated.

• Fruit size: 31-35 cm.

• Dark green, cylindrical, slightly ribbed and straight.

• Grown worldwide in the autumn/winter segment.

• Plant type is ideal for cucumber production under cold conditions.

• Good recovery after the wire.



Long European | Spring | Autumn

• HR: Ccu | IR: Px

• Open plant habit.

• Early and long shoots.

• Long fruited with dark green well-filled fruits, straight and with hardly any neck.

• High Sf-IR with little head scorch tolerance and good tolerance for Mycospaerella.


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Long European | Autumn | Winter

Kodiak* (E23L.16159)

Long European | Spring | Summer | Autumn


• Good for spring production (going out of winter).

• Open plant, good balance with dark leaves.

• Good regrowth and good yield.

• Dark colour fruit, straight and good length.

• HR: Cca/Ccu | IR: CMV/CVYV/WMV/Px

• Dark green plant habit with good resistances to CMV and Px.

• Strong plant with continuous setting.

• Open plant habit.

• Good yield and superior shelf-life.

• High quality fruits.



Long European | Spring | Summer | Autumn

• HR: Cca/Ccu | IR: CMV/CVYV/Px

• Growing period: spring, summer.

• Cultivation: greenhouse, heated and non-heated.

• Fruit size: 32-37 cm.

• Used as a standard.

• Excellent production and size.

• Flexible variety that performs in spring and in summer crops.

• Establishes first a strong root system. That’s why the variety is doing equally well in soil

and in substrate.

• Performs best under warm conditions so the earliest crops should be heated.


Long European | Summer

• HR: Cca/Ccu | IR: Px

• Growing period: summer.

• Cultivation: greenhouse, heated and non-heated.

• Fruit size: 30-34 cm.

• Airbus is mainly grown in the summer segment under tunnels.

• The variety maintains a good setting and the balance.

• The plant is strong and compact, has a generative behaviour under hot conditions.

A reliable choice for summer cultivation.

Kodiak (E23L.16159)

Levantino* (E23L.16161)

Long European | Spring | Summer | Autumn


• Open and balanced plant.

• Good setting in hot condition.

• Superior quality fruit with good length and superior shelf-life.


Long European | Summer

• HR: Cca/Ccu | IR: Px

• Growing period: spring and summer.

• Strong and non-aborting plants, well-balanced.

• Tolerant to dry summer climate.

• Very productive and always gives a strong but balanced recovery on the side shoot.



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Beith Alpha | Multi-fruited

• HR: Ccu | IR: CMV/CVYV/Px

• Growing period: spring, summer.

• Fruit size: 16-17 cm.

• Nicely ribbed and shiny cucumbers with extended shelf-life.

• Good continuous production; high yield.

• Exceptionally compact and multi-fruited.

• Good after wire recovery and good setting.

• Good Powdery Mildew resistance.


Beith Alpha | Multi fruited


• High quality fruits, size 16-18 cm.

• A standard variety in the Enza Zaden assortment.

• Multi-fruited variety 3 to 4 fruits per internode.

• Open yet compact plant habit.

• High yielding.

• Short lateral-shoots.



Beith Alpha | Multi fruited

• HR: Cca/Ccu | IR: CMV/CVYV/Px

• Very uniform 12-15 cm long fruits.

• Strong growing good side-shoot development.

• It can be grown in soil crops.

• The fruits remain slim and highly uniform.

• Widely adaptable and productive hybrid.


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Mini-San Marzano | Indeterminate

• HR: ToMV:0-2/ToANV/Ff:A-E/Fol:0,1 | IR: TSWV/TYLCV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Mini San Marzano for loose picking.

• Suitable as heated and unheated crop.

• Uniform high brix.

• High production.

• Highly vigorous plant type.


Cherry | Indeterminate | Red

• HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Ss/Aal/Fol:0,1/For/Pst | IR: TYLCV

• Good for loose harvest picking.

• Medium long jointed plant with multi trusses.

• Good setting and stable production through the winter.

• Medium to large size (slightly larger than Salomee).

• Good final red colour and firmness.



Cherry | Indeterminate | Red

• Standard cherry variety.

• Good field tolerance to disease.

• Highly adaptable to different growing conditions.

• Tall open plant.

• Large trusses.

• High production.



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Large beef | Indeterminate | Red

• HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0,1 | IR: TSWV/TYLCV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Cultivation: greenhouse and nethouse

• Performs well under shade net production.

• High quality fruits, uniform trusses.

• Early ripening.

• Excellent for spring season.

• Strong plant.

• Uniform dark red firm fruits in compact trusses.

• Flat round shape fruits of 180 grams.

• Open plant habit.


Small beef | Indeterminate | Red

• HR: ToMV:0-2/ToANV/Ff:A-E/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0,1/For | IR: TYLCV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Cultivation: nethouse

• Ideal for TOV (Tomato on the Vine).

• Extremely high production.

• Generative growing habit.

• Open plant with a lot of vigour.

• Good continued growth during the whole season.

• Fruits on truss are uniformly attached to the truss.

• Attractive glossy red colour of fruits, with excellent taste.

• Uniform fruit colouring and excellent firmness during extremely hot periods.

• Good shelf-life.



Large beef | Indeterminate | Red

• HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Lt/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0-2/For | IR: TYLCV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Cultivation: open field

• Vegetative growth habit.

• High quality fruits and shelf-life.

• Good production potential.


Large beef | Indeterminate | Red

• HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0-2 | IR: TSWV/TYLCV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Cultivation: greenhouse and nethouse

• Strong, compact plant with easy setting for plastic greenhouses.

• Fruit is round.

• Very uniform fruit shape and size.

• Fruit quality is exceptional and the crop has proven to be very flexible as results are good in

China, Australia, Turkey, East Mediterranean, Jordan and South Africa.


Small Beef | Indeterminate | Red

• HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0-2/For | IR: TSWV/TYLCV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Cultivation: nethouse

• Good resistance package.

• Open plant habit.

• Strong and healthy plant.

• Very good production and regularity.

• Good colour, fresh green calyx and very good shelf-life.



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Indeterminate tomatoes

Determinate tomatoes


Medium | Indeterminate | Plum

• HR: ToMV:0-2/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0,1 | IR:TSWV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Adaptable plum hybrid with exceptional fruit quality.

• Compact plant with short internodes.

• Large-sized, smooth fruits with a deep red colour.


Small Beef | (Semi-)determinate | Red

• HR: ToANV/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0,1 | IR: TSWV/TYLCV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Nice plant with good leaf cover.

• Early setting.

• Very good colour.

• Very firm fruit and high yield.



Medium | Indeterminate | San Marzano

• HR: ToMV:0-2/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0,1

• Fairly open plant, very regular internode, true San Marzano plant type.

• Very nice truss, regular and uniform cluster.

• High tolerance against blossom end rot.

• Good quality and colour of fruits.

• No green shoulders.

• Suitable for loose and truss harvest.

Ayvaz 331*

Small Beef | Indeterminate | Red

• HR: ToANV/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0,1 | IR: TSWV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Medium strong plants.

• Good leaf cover.

• Good setting, coloration and firmness.

• Firm fleshy fruit.

• Good tolerance to cracking.

Ayvaz 331

E 2634770*

Small | Indeterminate | Plum

• HR: ToMV:0-2/Ff:A-E/Va:0/Vd:0/Fol:0-2 | IR: TSWV/TYLCV/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Tall and open, strong head, internode large.

• Saladettes shape, 140-150 grams.


• Good firmness.

• Very productive, quality, uniform shape, good package of resistances.

E 2634770

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Open Field Pepper

Blocky red


• HR: Xcv:1-3/PVY:0-1/Tm:0 | IR: TSWV:0/TEV

• Early variety.

• High production potential and good winter recovery.

• Slow to colour.

• Large sized, blocky fruit; good leaf cover.

• Strong bush, better grown staked.

• Suitable for green and red picking.


• HR: Xcv:1-3/PVY:0-1/Tm:0 | IR: TSWV:0/TEV

• Strong, vigorous plant with good leaf cover.

• High yield, big and good quality fruit for fresh produce and processing.

• Good setting even in hot conditions; early maturity with uniform colouring.

• Suitable for green and red picking.


Banckers (formerly known as Bunker)

• HR: Xcv:1-3,5/PepMoV/PVY:0-1/Tm:0 | IR: TEV

• Highly productive, vigorous plant with good leaf cover and good winter recovery.

• Good fruit quality: large, dark green blocky fruit.

• Known for its thick, fleshy walls.

• Colours slowly to red.

• Ideal for pre-pack markets.

• Suitable for green and red picking.


• HR: Xcv:1-5/PVY:0/Tm:0 | IR: TSWV:0

• Plants have strong canopy with good fruit cover.

• Large, high quality fruit.

• High yield, thick walls and dark green colour.

Banckers (formerly known as Bunker)


• HR: Xcv:1-3/PepMoV/PVY:0-1/Tm:0 | IR: TEV

• Variety with strong plant.

• Large sized fruits all season.

• High quality fruit.


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Open Field Pepper

Greenhouse pepper

Blocky yellow

Blocky orange



• HR: Xcv:1-3/PepMoV/PVY:0-2/Tm:0-2 | IR: TSWV:0

• Strong and vigorous plant with medium-open habit.

• Good consistent set under hot and cool conditions.

• Produces big fruit of good quality and firmness.

• Uniform, dark green fruit of this yellow variety makes it ideal for green pick.

• Colours slowly to yellow.

• Very good production potential.

• Suited for pre-packing or box-filling.


• HR: PVY:0-1/Tm:0-3 | IR: TSWV:0/TEV

• Excellent quality fruit.

• High yield and quality.

• Open plant habit.


• HR: PVY:0-1/Tm:0-3 | IR: TSWV:0/TEV

• Strong plant with easy setting.

• Large, good quality fruit.


Blocky red


• HR: PVY:0/Tm:0-3 | IR: TSWV:0/Ma/Mi/Mj

• Tall, open plant habit with good fruit setting in hot conditions.

• Big size fruits with thick wall and good uniformity.


• HR: Tm:0-2

• Ideal for long cropping cycle in high-tech greenhouse.

• High quality, medium fruits.

• Good fruit set.

• Good production potential.

• Uniform fruit shape and size.


• HR: Tm:0-3 | IR: TSWV:0


• Continuous early setting and high quality, large fruit.

• Good cracking tolerance.

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Greenhouse pepper

Blocky yellow


• HR: PVY:0/Tm:0-3 | IR: TSWV:0

• Compact, bushy plant.

• Medium sized fruit.

• Pale yellow.

• Good, continuous setting.


• HR: Tm:0-3 | IR: TSWV:0

• Strong plant; good and early setting.

• Fruits ripen early.

• Firm fruit with good, uniform size and colouring.

• Good adaptability.


• HR: Tm:0-3

• Ideal for long cropping cycle in high-tech greenhouse.

• High quality, medium fruits.

• Fairly tall plant type with good vigour and lateral shoot development.

• Early, regular fruit set and continuous production.

• Firm fruits with good shelf-life.


• HR: Tm:0-3 | IR: TSWV:0

• Early production and continuous setting.

• High quality fruits with good firmness.

• Pale yellow colour; fast ripening.

• Strong plant.



• HR: Tm:0-3

• Ideal for long cropping cycle in high-tech greenhouses.

• High quality, medium fruits.

• Early into production.

• Pairs well with spider.



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Resistances in varieties of our crops will be coded (see for

explanation our coding list at, unless

indicated otherwise. In case a variety is resistant to more than one

pathogen, the individual resistance codes will be separated by the

symbol “/”.

• If in a resistance code of a certain variety reference is made to

certain strains for which the resistance is claimed this means that no

resistance is claimed to other strains of the same pathogen.

• If in a resistance code no reference is made to strains of the

pathogen for which the resistance is claimed this means that

resistance is claimed only to certain not further specified strains of

the pathogen and herewith disclaiming any guarantee that the variety

will not be infected by the said pathogen.

High resistance (HR) - plant varieties that highly restrict the growth

and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal

pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties.

These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or

damage under heavy pest or pathogen pressure.

Intermediate resistance (IR) - plant varieties that restrict the growth

and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit

a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to highly resistant

plant varieties. Intermediate resistant plant varieties will still show

less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties

when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pest or

pathogen pressure.

Tolerance (T) - the ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress

without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.

Explanation of used abbreviations

Tomato Code English name Scientific name pathogen ISF Races/Strains


Level of



ToMV Tomato Mosaic Virus Tomato mosaic virus 0,1,2 HR ToMV:0-2

TSWV Tomato spotted wilt Tomato spotted wilt virus IR

ToANV Tomato apex necrotic virus Tomato apex necrotic virus HR

TYLCV Tomato yellow leaf curl Tomato yellow leaf curl virus IR

Bacteria Pst Bacterial speck Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato HR


Ff (ex Cf) Leaf mold Fulvia fulva (ex Cladosporium fulvum) A,B,C,D,E HR Ff:A-E

Fol Fusarium wilt Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici 0,1,2 HR Fol:0-2

For Fusarium crown and root rot Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. radicis-lycopersici HR

On (ex Ol) Powdery mildew Oidium neolycopersici IR

Pl Corky root rot Pyrenochaeta lycopersici IR

Va Verticillium wilt Verticillium albo-atrum 0 HR Va:0


Descriptions, recommendations and illustrations in brochures and leaflets shall correspond as closely as possible to tests and practical

experience and are subject to typographical and/or printing errors. This information shall be provided to assist professional growers and

users, whereby variable local conditions must be taken into account. Under no circumstances shall Enza Zaden accept liability based on such

information for deviating results in the cultivated product. Current information concerning the resistances is available on

Vd Verticillium wilt Verticillium dahliae 0 HR Vd:0

Aal Alternaria stem canker Alternaria alternata f.sp. lycopersici HR

Ss Gray leaf spot Stemphylium solani IR

Ma Root-knot Meloidogyne arenaria IR

Nematode Mi Root-knot Meloidogyne incognita IR

Mj Root-knot Meloidogyne javanica IR

Abiotic Stress Si Silvering T

Cucumber Code English name Scientific name pathogen ISF Races/Strains Level of resistance



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CMV Cucumber mosaic Cucumber mosaic virus IR

CVYV Cucumber vein yellowing Cucumber vein yellowing virus IR

CGMMV Cucumber green mottle Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus IR


Cucumber yellowing stunting


Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus

Ccu Scab and gummosis Cladosporium cucumerinum HR

Cca Corynespora blight and target spot Corynespora cassiicola HR

Px (ex Sf)

Powdery mildew

Podosphaeria xanthii

(ex Sphaerotheca fuliginea)



Pepper Code English name Scientific name pathogen ISF Races/Strains


Level of


PVY Potato Y Potato Y virus 0 HR PVY:0

TEV Tobacco etch Tobacco etch virus IR

Tm -

Pepper mild mottle virus, Tobacco mild green

mosaic virus, Tobacco mosaic virus, Tomato

mosaic virus


0, 1, 1.2, 1.2.3 HR Tm:0-3

TSWV Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Tomato spotted wilt virus 0 IR TSWV:0

Bacteria Xcv Bacterial spot Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria 1-10 HR Xcv:1-10

* Experimental variety in South Africa: Variety is in the process of semi-commercial testing and will or has been handed in for registration.

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