AYOBA F1 HYBRID SHORT DAY BROWN ONION

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • VERY VIGOROUS PLANTS
  • EXCELLENT YIELD, QUALITY ANDUNIFORMITY 
  • ATTRACTIVE GOLDEN BROWN TUNIC
  • TIGH, MEDIUM TO THIN NECKS ON BULBS
  • FIRM BULBS WITH MULTIPLE STRONG SCALE LEAVES LEADS TO AN EXCELLENT STORAGE ABILITY

Ayoba F1 Hybrid is a medium maturing onion variety with late short day requirements. Ayoba has a very strong growth habit and produces very uniform, high quality, globe shaped bulbs with an attractive golden brown tunic.  Ayoba’s bulbs are refined with medium-thin necks and small basal plates.  In addition, the bulbs are very firm with two to three strong scale leaves (strongscale retention), which indicates an excellent storage potential. Ayoba has a well-developed root system that contributes to its adaptability in the field; furthermore, Ayoba has a high resistance to Basal rot (Foc). Ayoba is suitable for direct sowing and transplants.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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Description

KIND: F1 hybrid onion (Allium cepa L.)
TYPE: Late short day brown onion (late short day requirements)
MATURITY: Medium
BULB SHAPE: Globe
BULB SIZE: Medium to small (influenced by plant population)
BULB UNIFORMITY: Very good
NECK SIZE: Medium to thin
FIRMNESS: Very firm
BULB TUNIC/SCALE LEAF COLOUR: Straw/golden brown
SCALE LEAF RETENTION: Excellent
STORAGE: Excellent, long
FLESH COLOUR: White
FLAVOUR/TASTE: Mildly pungent
LEAF/FOLIAGE GROWTH HABIT: Moderate, upright to flagging
LEAF/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Bluish green
BOLTING REACTION: Slow – Good tolerance (depends on/related to the sowing date)
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance:  Fusarium oxysporum f. sp cepae (Foc)
AVERAGE SEED COUNT: 220 – 320 seeds per gram
SUGGESTED SOWING DENSITY: Density depends on the size requirement of the bulbs
Final population of 750 000 – 950 000 plants per hectare
SEED REQUIREMENT: Direct sowing: 900 000 to 1 000 000 seeds per hectare / 3.5 – 4.0 kg seed per hectare
Transplant: 5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per hectare
MARKET USES: Fresh market, pre-pack and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Medium maturing,  vigorous plants, excellent storage potential and high resistance to Basal rot (Foc)