AKAMARU F1 HYBRID SHORT DAY BROWN ONION

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • EARLY TO MEDIUM MATURING
  • EXCELLENT YIELD AND QUALITY
  • UNIFORM BULBS WITH A GOLDEN BROWN SKIN
  • VERY GOOD STORAGE ABILITY
  • HIGH DISEASE RESISTANCE

Akamaru is an early to medium maturing F1 hybrid short day brown onion.  The flattened globe shaped, golden brown bulbs are a uniform medium to large in size.  Akamaru is slow to bolt and suited to most soil types.  The bulbs are refined with a thin neck and small root plate.  Akamaru is firm with very good scale retention that indicates very good storage ability.  Akamaru has a strong root system that assists in it’s high resistance to Pink Root (Pt) and Basal Rot (Foc). Akamaru is suitable for direct sowing, transplants and set production.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Contact the area representative for a sowing guide

Description

CHARACTERISTIC*:  AKAMARU
KIND: F1 hybrid onion (Allium cepa L.)
TYPE: Short day brown onion
MATURITY: Early to Medium
BULB SHAPE: High globe
BULB SIZE: Medium to large (influenced by plant population)
BULB UNIFORMITY: Very good
NECK SIZE: Thin
FIRMNESS: Very firm
BULB COLOUR: Golden brown
FLESH COLOUR: White
SCALE RETENTION: Very good
FLAVOUR: Mild
LEAF GROWTH HABIT: Moderate, upright
LEAF COLOUR: Dark green
BOLTING REACTION: Slow (with due regard to planting date)
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Pyrenochaeta terrestris (Pt) and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cepae (Foc)
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, Transplants/Sets: 5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per ha
STORAGE: Very good
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market, pre-packing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Early to Medium maturing, excellent yield potential, slow to bolt, very good storage ability