Persius is an excellent yielding processing spinach variety. It has a moderate growth rate and a slightly lobed, smooth leaf shape. Persius has a semi-upright plant habit and moderate bolt tolerance. The preferred growing window for this variety is fall or early winter. Persius offers a combined disease package for downy mildew and white rust.
- Processing variety
- High yields
- Combined downy mildew and white rust disease package
Days to Maturity from Direct Seed
|Pfs||Downy mildew||Peronospora farinosa f.sp. spinaciae|
|Fos||Fusarium wilt||Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. spinaceae|
|Ao||White Rust||Albugo occidentalis|
HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.
IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.
T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.