Leading asparagus growers and nurseries are well aware of the long-term investment required in the crop. With this in mind, it is essential to start your plantations with the best quality seeds and varietal choice. Pacific Challenger 1 is one of very few asparagus hybrids to have proven tolerance to Phytophthora root and performs better than most in challenging growing conditions. It is at its best in temperate and warm growing regions.
Pacific Challenger 1 is an early-mid season variety that performs best in temperate climates
Pacific Challenger 1 has field tolerance to Phytophthora, a unique trait in current asparagus hybrids
Its spears are of excellent quality, with an all-green nature, ideal for the fresh market
Seed of Pacific Challenger 1 is free of the most important viruses that affect asparagus crops
For best results, a planting density of 35000 units per hectare is recommended at a depth of 15-20cm
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The world’s first Phytophthora tolerant asparagus variety that is adapted for product in temperate growing regions. Pacific Challenger 1 is an ideal cultivar for use in challenging production conditions