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VEGETABLE SEEDS

Zamseed has a series of good hybrids in each category of the big 3 crops Cabbage, Tomato and
Onion.

Cabbage F1

Zamseed has three established hybrids which have stood out in the market.

Variety – RIANA F1

This is the benchmark for all cabbage hybrids in the country.

Maturity – 90-95 Days from transplanting.

Colour     – Blue-Green 

Head Weight – 3.5-4kg

Head Shape – Globe

Core% – 35% at maturity

Diseases – Tolerant to Black rot and Cabbage yellows 

Standability – Can stand in the field for 25 days after maturity.

Can be grown all year round 

Recommended plant population of 40,000 plants /ha.

Variety – CARINA F1

Maturity – 90-95 days from date of transplanting\

Colour – Blue Green

Head Weight – 3.5 – 4kg

Head Shape – Globe

Core % – 35 % at maturity.

Diseases – Tolerant to Black rot and Cabbage yellows

Standability – Can stand in the field for 25 days after maturity.

Can be grown throughout the year.

Recommended plant population of 40,000 plants /ha.

Variety - MILLER F1

Maturity – 75 days from date of transplanting.

Colour – Blue

Head Weight – 3-4kg

Head Shape – Globe

Core% – 30% at maturity

Diseases – Tolerant to Black rot and Cabbage yellows.

Standability – Can stand in the field for 30 days after maturity.

Can be grown throughout the year.

Recommended plant population of 40,000 plants per hectare.

TOMATO (Solanum Lycopersicon)
STORM F1 -NEW

Type – Indeterminate 

Plant – Compact plant, short internodes suitable for outdoor production. Good Foliage cover.

Flowering – Has been able to give upto 14 -15 per truss.

Fruit shape – Deep globe

Fruit Weight – 180 grams 

Colour – Deep red fruits with excellent brix content good for cooking.

Diseases – Tolerant to Bacterial Wilt and Tomato yellow leaf curl virus.

Yield – Can go up to 14kg per plant 

Has prolonged shelf life when harvested at Champagne colour.

Very Competitive variety and certainly one to beat.

POLAR F1 – NEW

Type – Indeterminate 

Plant – Vigorous plant, good foliage.

Flowering -yields a minimum 7-8 flowers per truss.

Fruit Shape – Deep oblate

Fruit Weight – 250grams 

Colour – Produces a shiny deep red colour

Shelf life – Excellent especially when harvested at Champagne colour

Diseases – Tolerant to Bacterial Wilt 

Yield – Can yield up to 8-9kg per plant

DOMINO F1

Type – Determinate 

Plant -Vigorous with good fruit cover

Fruit Shape – Globe 

Colour- Has a green shoulder with deep red colour

Use – Dual purpose 

Fruit Size – 200-220grams 

Shelf Life – Will survive longer because of the brix content but even better when harvested at champagne colour.

Diseases- Tolerant to Bacterial wilt.

Growing Season – Does well in the dry season.

Yield – Can yield 4-5kg per plant

ONION
SUPEREX F1

Type – Short day

Maturity – 120 days 

Plant Habit – strong 

Bulb Colour – Yellow

Bulb Shape – Top shape with 100-120-gram size

Colour – Has a good skin retention with a golden-brown colour.

Storage – Moderate storage of 1-2 months  

Yield – Can yield up to 60 tonnes per hectare

Disease – Tolerant to Pink root.

CAUTION

Plant protection chemicals are toxic to human beings. Do not use vegetables treated with chemicals for at least a week . Many other chemicals need much longer waiting periods 14, 21, 28, or 42 days in some cases. Always wash the vegetables before use. Vegetables to be consumed raw may be dipped in weak iodine or permanganate solution to kill soil parasites like roundworms. Keep all seeds in airtight and moisture- proof containers  in a cool place such as a refrigerator.

INDIGENOUS VEGETABLE SEEDS

Zamseed is the leading producer of indigenous vegetable seeds.

These seeds are produced in different seasons of the year because of their genetic. Demand for local seeds has spiked in recent times all due to the inherit health properties possessed by the vegetables.

These crops are Amaranthus, Nanga Rape, Mpilu, Beans and Impwa. We plan on expanding our products as and when we identify them.

Mustard – Mpilu

This is an indigenous vegetable in the brassica family. This crop is grown for its leaves. The health properties for this crop have yet to established. This crop thrives better in the dry season.

IMPWA

Impwa as its known in the vernacular language is an aubergine type of plant. This crop is cultivated for its fruit. This fruit which is spherical in shape is produced on a short, branched plant with small hairless leaves. This crop can be grown throughout the year

NANGA RAPE

Another in the brassica group. An indigenous vegetable best known for its resistance against Black-rot. This crop is grown for its leaves which are appreciated when mixed with groundnuts. This variety is now grown throughout the year unlike in the past when farmers would cultivate it only in the rain season as a replacement for the common rapes like giant and Essex.

AMARANTHUS

An annual indigenous plant cultivated for its leaves. The leaves which are green in colour are known to loaded with antioxidants which are good for human health. Both seeds and leaves are good sources of fibre, calcium as well as iron. This crop is cultivated throughout the year.

OKRA

A flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. This crop also known as ladies’ fingers is a seasonal crop. Its a good source of mineral vitamins and fibre. Usually valued for its green seed pods.

Can be grown throughout the year.