Syngenta had a chance on Tuesday during the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference to showcase several new vegetable products that are sure to benefit vegetable and specialty crop growers in the Southeast.
Prevail is a popular new beans variety that’s adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. It produces slim, very dark green pods. In trial data, it reached maturity in 54 days and has an average pod length of 5.5 inches.
Payout is a spineless squash that matures in 45 days. The open plant produces cylindrical fruit that reaches 6.7 inches in length.
Grandprize is a straightneck squash that produces high quality fruit with a glossy deep yellow appearance. It boasts an enhanced disease package. The vigorous plant delivers solid yield performance over other yellow straightneck varieties.
It won’t be long before watermelons are planted for the upcoming season. Powerhouse is a variety that should be considered for planting. It reaches maturity in 86 days and weighs between 13 and 16 pounds. It can develop sugars early, allowing for potential early harvest. It has a thick rind for improved shipping. It has high yield potential and full flavor.
“In our watermelon portfolio, we’re really excited about adding Powerhouse,” said Will Gay, a PDS in Georgia with Syngenta. “This variety is three days earlier in maturity than Captivation. With it being 86 days, it’s right between Fascination and Captivation in maturity. It is a main 45-count watermelon and it is improved on size than some other varieties that we’re competing with that may have more 60 counts. This is a good 45-count melon.”
The 2021 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is normally held in January in Savannah, is being held virtually this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The three-day event will be held through Thursday, Jan. 7.
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