UNIQUE SOWING AND MARKETING PERIOD
MID-MATURING INTERMEDIATE DAY BROWN ONION
HIGH HEAT TOLERANCE – ADAPTED TO HIGH TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS DURING SUMMER PRODUCTION
EXCELLENT QUALITY – ATTRACTIVE, MEDIUM TO LARGE, GLOBE SHAPED BULBS
Capricorn is a mid-maturing, intermediate day, brown onion variety with a distinctive sowing period. The latter characteristic makes Capricorn highly sought after as it enables producers to penetrate a unique onion marketing period with high quality bulbs. Capricorn’s bulbs are uniform, firm and globe shaped with an attractive brown skin. In addition, Capricorn has a good storage potential, enabling producers to market the bulbs over an extended period. Capricorn has a vigorous root system with intermediate resistance against Pink root/Pt (Phoma terrestrissyn. Pyrenochaeta terrestris).
SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS
- Recommended for production around the 23.5° latitude line, Tropic of Capricorn.
- Suggested sowing period is from week 45 to week 50 (November and December) in the areas of Limpopo province, Botswana and Namibia near this latitude line