07.03.2011 | : RZ NL
With 24-185 RZ Rijk Zwaan introduces the first cucumber variety with high resistance (HR) to mosaic virus. Rijk Zwaan varieties with this trait are recognisable by the BonDefense logo, developed by the company.
In varieties with high resistance to mosaic virus (CGMMV*), the plants continue to grow normally when infected with this virus. No or hardly any virus symptoms occur either in the plants or on the cucumbers, so that both quality and production remain good. The virus also multiplies less quickly in the plant, so that spreading from plant to plant slows down considerably. Rijk Zwaan expects to launch more varieties with resistance to mosaic virus soon. They may be recognised by the BonDefense logo.
24-185 RZ is suitable for summer and autumn cultivation and apart from having high resistance to mosaic virus it also has intermediate resistance (IR) to mildew.
*Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus