Sowing Guides

Brits
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Week 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Akamaru       ° ° ° °                                                                          
Shinju       ° ° ° °                                                                          
Akamaru (sets)             P P P                       S S S S S                                          
Shinju (sets)             P P P                       S S S S S                                          

° Suggested sowing time: Sowing time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area
(Set production: S = Sowing time, P = Planting time)

• Suggested harvest time: Harvest time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area

Factors causing bolting in onions

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Limpopo – Ellisras / Tom Burke
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Week 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Akamaru       ° ° ° °                                                                        
Shinju       ° ° ° °                                                                        
Capricorn                                                               ° ° ° ° ° ° ° °    
Akamaru (sets)             P P P P                         S S S S                                      
Shinju (sets)             P P P P                         S S S S                                      

° Suggested sowing time: Sowing time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area
(Set production: S = Sowing time, P = Planting time)

• Suggested harvest time: Harvest time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area

Factors causing bolting in onions

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Free State
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Week 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Akamaru                         ° ° ° °                                                        
Shinju                         ° ° ° °                                                        
Ayoba                             ° ° ° ° ° °                                              
Capricorn                                             ° ° ° °                                
Hamlotte                                             ° ° ° °                                
Wellington                                             ° ° ° °                                

° Suggested sowing time: Sowing time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area
(Set production: S = Sowing time, P = Planting time)

• Suggested harvest time: Harvest time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area

Factors causing bolting in onions

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Northern Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Week 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Akamaru                           ° ° °                                                        
Shinju                           ° ° °                                                        
Ayoba                           ° ° ° ° ° °                                              
Capricorn                                               ° ° ° °                                
Hamlotte                                               ° ° ° °                                
Wellington                                               ° ° ° °                                

° Suggested sowing time: Sowing time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area
(Set production: S = Sowing time, P = Planting time)

• Suggested harvest time: Harvest time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area

Factors causing bolting in onions

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings
Western Cape
VARIETY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Week 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Akamaru                       ° ° °                           * * *                            
Shinju                       ° ° °                           * * *                            
Ayoba                         ° ° ° ° °                     * * * * * *                
Perez                           ° ° ° °                         * * *                        
Waikato                           ° ° ° ° °                       * * *                      
ERLK                           ° ° ° °                         * * *                        
RRLK                           ° ° ° ° °                       * * *                      
Hamlotte (EPK)                           ° ° ° °                         * * *                        
Wellington (RPK)                           ° ° ° ° °                       * * *                      

° Suggested sowing time: Sowing time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area
(Set production: S = Sowing time, P = Planting time)

Suggested planting time: Planting time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area

• Suggested harvest time: Harvest time may be affected by micro-climate on a specific farm in an area

Factors causing bolting in onions

  • Wrong sowing time
  • Cold temperatures, especially below 7°C
  • Growth checks caused by heat, drought, water logging and disease
  • Diurnal temperature swings

 

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