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Vitalis Seed Catalogue USA and Canada 2021

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Index Cucumber Dee Freece Kalunga Poniente Tyria Long European Type (LET) Dee Freece F1 new! Dee Freece is a LET adapted for heated greenhouse production, with flexibility for both high wire and traditional management systems. The vigor and power of the plant combines to yield high productivity and excellent fruit quality, even under difficult conditions. Dee Freece produces early fruit and maintains strong setting throughout the production season. Fruit length will vary depending on the lighting regime, with an average length of 11-13 in. (27-34 cm) in natural light and 12-14 in. (30-36 cm) in supplemental light. This variety is particularly well-suited for systems with supplemental lights and under these conditions, can be grown year-round. Resistances: HR: Cca/Ccu. I IR: CVYV/Px. Kalunga F1 Kalunga is a strong, compact, productive plant, that grows well in many different climates and planting slots. This early maturing variety produces one fruit per node. Dark green fruit are slightly ribbed and 12-13 in. (31-34 cm) in length. Fruits have good extended shelf life and are recommended for unheated greenhouse production. Resistances: HR: Cca/Ccu. I IR: Px. Poniente F1 Poniente offers a strong resistance package and produces uniform dark green fruit that are 12-13 in. (31-34 cm) long and nicely ribbed. The plant habit is vigorous with a dependable fruit set, 1-2 fruit per node and early maturity. Recommended for unheated and heated greenhouse production, Poniente performs best in the spring and fall in hot climates, and does well in spring, summer and fall in cooler climates. Resistances: HR: Ccu. I IR: CMV/CVYV/CYSDV/Px. Tyria F1 Tyria is a very vigorous variety, developing dark green, slightly ribbed, well-filled fruits of 13-14 in. (33-36 cm) in length with a gradual production change from the main stem to the laterals. It can be grown in the open field and unheated greenhouse over a broad range of seasons. Resistances: HR: Cca/Ccu. I IR: Px. LONG EUROPEAN TYPE (LET) Variety Plant Habit Open Field High Tunnel/ Unheated Greenhouse Heated Greenhouse Length (in) Length (cm) Slotting Dee Freece Generative 4 11-13 (no lights); 12-14 (lights) 27-34 (no lights); 30-36 (lights) Flexible Kalunga Balanced 4 12-13 31-34 Flexible Poniente Vigorous 4 4 12-13 31-34 Flexible Tyria Vigorous 4 4 13-14 33-36 Flexible All Vitalis cucumbers have all female flowers and are parthenocarpic (fruits can set without pollination). HR: High resistance I IR: Intermediate resistance For explanation of codes of resistances, see page 43-45. 23

Index Cucumber Katrina Picolino Socrates Mini Katrina F1 Katrina is a robust and productive mini cucumber with an open plant habit and only a few laterals. The fruits, 3-4 per node, are of top quality with great flavor. They are glossy, nicely ribbed, very uniform and 6 in. (16 cm) in length. Good resistance package for unheated greenhouse production. Resistances: HR: Ccu. I IR: CMV/CVYV/Px. Picolino F1 Picolino is a widely adaptable mini cucumber variety that is the smallest of the Vitalis assortment. Produces high quality, dark green, shiny fruits of 4-5 in. (10-13 cm) that are nicely ribbed and extremely uniform. With 3-4 fruits per node, the compact, vigorous plants are early to produce. Resistances: HR: Cca/Ccu. I IR: CMV/CVYV/Px. Socrates F1 Socrates is a dependable variety that produces dark green fruits of 6-7 in. (16-17 cm), which are both tender and sweet. Adapted to open field and unheated greenhouse conditions, Socrates performs best in spring and fall. Resistances: HR: Ccu. I IR: Px. Pickling Excelsior F1 Excelsior is a high quality pickling cucumber for both open field and unheated greenhouse production in spring and fall. It has an open and vigorous plant habit, with fruits that are medium to dark green and 4-5 in. (10-13 cm) in length. Resistances: HR: Cca/Ccu. I IR: CMV/CVYV/Px. Excelsior MINI Variety Plant Habit Open Field High Tunnel/ Unheated Greenhouse Heated Greenhouse Length (in) Length (cm) Slotting Katrina Compact 4 4 6 16 High Heat/ High Light Picolino Vigorous 4 4-5 10-13 Flexible Socrates Vigorous 4 4 4 6-7 16-17 Flexible PICKLING Excelsior Vigorous 4 4 4-5 10-13 Flexible All Vitalis cucumbers have all female flowers and are parthenocarpic (fruits can set without pollination). HR: High resistance I IR: Intermediate resistance For explanation of codes of resistances, see page 43-45. 24

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