ADVANCE Intermediate day brown onion

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EARLY MATURING
  • EXCELLENT STORAGE ABILITY
  • A HIGH PERCENTAGE FIRST GRADE BULBS
  • MULTIPLE ATTRACTIVE, TOUGH, GOLDEN-BROWN OUTER SCALES

Advance is an early maturing intermediate day onion.  Bulbs are firm and uniformly globe-shaped with excellent keeping quality. Advancehas a small root plate and very thin neck. Advance has multiple attractive, tough golden–brown outer scales. The attractive colour gives a competitive advantage before the main marketing season. Medium to large bulbs are ± 70 % of the total yield grading.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The time slot for direct sowing is in April and where seedlings are used, the seed should be sown at the end of April, transplanting will then be done in the first half of August
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Description

CHARACTERISTIC*:  ADVANCE
KIND: Onion (Allium cepa L.)
TYPE: Intermediate day brown onion
MATURITY: Early
BULB SHAPE: Globe
BULB SIZE: Medium to large (influenced by plant population)
BULB UNIFORMITY: Very good
NECK SIZE: Very thin
FIRMNESS: Very firm
BULB COLOUR: Golden-brown
FLESH COLOUR: White
SCALE RETENTION: Excellent
FLAVOUR: Pungent
LEAF GROWTH HABIT: Upright
LEAF COLOUR: Dark green
BOLTING REACTION: Very slow (with due regard to planting date)
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): 
AVERAGE SEED COUNT: 250 – 350 seeds per gram
POPULATION GUIDE: Final stand of 750 000 – 950 000 plants per ha
SEED REQUIREMENT: Direct sowing: 3.5 – 4.0 kg seed per ha, Transplanting:  5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per ha
STORAGE: Excellent