AUSTRALIAN BROWN Intermediate day brown onion

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • LATE MATURING
  • EXCELLENT STORAGE ABILITY FOR AN OPEN POLLINATED VARIETY
  • A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF FIRST GRAD BULBS
  • MULTIPLE TOUGH, BROWN OUTER SCALES

Australian Brown is a late maturing intermediate day brown onion selection.  Bulbs are firm and globe-shaped and have a small root plate and thin neck. Australian Brown has good yield potential and excellent storage ability.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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

CHARACTERISTIC*:  AUSTRALIAN BROWN
KIND: Onion (Allium cepa L.)
TYPE: Intermediate day brown onion
MATURITY: Late
BULB SHAPE: Globe
BULB SIZE: Medium to large (influenced by plant population)
BULB UNIFORMITY: Good
NECK SIZE: Thin
FIRMNESS: Firm
BULB COLOUR: Brown
FLESH COLOUR: White
SCALE RETENTION: Very good
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
MARKETS / END USE: Export and fresh market
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent storage, very good quality and yield for an open pollinated variety