Capricorn F1 hybrid onion

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • VERY GOOD HEAT TOLERANCE
  • VERY EARLY TO EARLY MATURING
  • EXCELLENT YIELD AND QUALITY
  • EXCELLENT STORAGE ABILITY
  • MEDIUM TO LARGE BULB SIZE

Capricorn is a very early to early maturing intermediate day F1 hybrid, brown onion. The bulbs are uniform, very firm with a globe shape and attractive brown outer scales. Capricorn has a very strong root system and is adapted to high temperature conditions. Capricorn has an outstanding yield with medium to large bulbs of an excellent quality. Capricorn has excellent storage ability.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Capricorn is best suited to the warmer growing conditions
  • Capricorn is suitable for direct sowing and transplanting
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide

Description

KIND: F1 hybrid onion (Allium cepa L.)
TYPE: Intermediate day brown onion
MATURITY: Very early to early
BULB SHAPE: Globe
BULB SIZE: Medium – large (influenced by plant population)
BULB UNIFORMITY: Very good
NECK SIZE: Very thin
FIRMNESS: Very firm
BULB COLOUR: Brown
FLESH COLOUR: White
SCALE RETENTION: Very good
FLAVOUR: Mild
LEAF GROWTH HABIT: Moderate, 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: Fresh market
SPECIAL FEATURES: Excellent qualityyield potential and storage ability. Very good heat tolerance