Long Season Maturity
Sahara is a very tall plant up to 2.6m that is susceptible to lodging in windy conditions. Very leafy with large cobs exceeding 300 to 350mm in length, well covered by plant material, with red/ white silks that emerge around day 70. Very hardy and drought resistant and very high disease tolerance!!
It is a Medium maturity yellow Synthetic Open Pollinated Variety (SOPV) with good standability. It has excellent tolerance to Grey leaf spot (GLS), a good tolerance to Leaf blight and Rust, as well as a moderate resistance to Maize streak virus. It is well synchronized for silk emergence and pollen shedding, resulting in a very stable and consistent yield performance.