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Medium Maturing Hybrid
Top medium maturing
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Top medium maturing, best yielder in Zimbabwe, well adapted and high yielding white maize hybrid (147-149 days to maturity)


  • Highest yielding medium maturing hybrid in Africa with yield potential of up to 16t/Ha in the high potential/irrigated areas
  • Reaches physiological maturity in 147-149 days at 1350 meters above sea level.
  • Excellent tolerance to heat and drought stresses.
  • All rounder, widely adapted hybrid with an elastic adaptation for dryland and irrigated farming in both large and small scale areas.
  • Recommended for natural regions 1, 2 and 3 in Zimbabwe and medium to high potential areas in Africa. 
  • Good tolerance to Maize Streak Virus, Grey Leaf Spot, Phaesopheria Leaf Spot, Northern Corn Leaf Spot and Common Rust
  • Very long ( ≥ 32cm) and unform cylindrical ears with up to 900 kernels per cob, semi-dent grained in texture.
  • Excellent option for green mealies
  • Excellent tight tip cover coupled with medium grain drying down rate of 1.8% per week.
  • Ears droop after physiological maturity
  • Plant height 3.6m and Cob Height 1.7m
  • Good standing ability - up to 60 000 plants/ha
  • Three yield components: high shelling out % up to 85, high row number (14-16 under good environments) and long cobs (up to 32cm)
  • An excellent product for silage because it has excellent standing ability, very tall, and a good stay green leaf colour to aid/give a silage cutting window
  • Has a good chaff: grain ratio-a measure of silage quality

We are encouraging women to engage into farming for the betterment of their lives.

Seed Co has provided us with a stable market and technical support during the season.

We received a planter, plough and harrow from Seed Co and this greatly improved our lives as communal farmers.