Ranguru F1 Hybrid Intermediate day Brown Onion
- MEDIUM MATURING, INTERMEDIATE DAY HYBRID
- EXCELLENT SCALE RETENTION QUALITIES
- MEDIUM SIZED, UNIFORM, FIRM BULBS
- RESISTANCE TO PINK ROOT
Ranguru is a medium maturing, intermediate day brown onion. Ranguru is a uniform globe-shaped onion with dark brown skin, thin necks and good storage capabilities. This variety has a high yield potential, producing medium sized bulbs (60 – 80 mm). Ranguru has a high tolerance against bolting and is suitable for production in the Northern Cape and Western Cape. This variety also has a very high resistance to Pink root. Ranguru is suitable for direct seeding as well as seedling transplants.
KIND AND TYPE: F1 Hybrid, medium maturing, intermediate day brown onion (Allium cepa L.)
MATURITY: Medium, 22 to 27 weeks after direct seeding. Maturity depends on the sowing date, production location and seasonal variations (photoperiod and temperature).
BULB SHAPE: Globe to high globe
BULB SIZE: Medium (60 – 80 mm) – bulb size is influenced by the plant population
BULB UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Very good
BULB NECK SIZE AND QUALITIES: Medium to small (thin) and tight
BULB FIRMNESS: Very firm
BULB TUNIC (SKIN/SCALE LEAF) COLOUR: Attractive colour; golden brown
TUNIC RETENTION AND QUALITY: Excellent, tough and tight
STORABILITY/SHELF LIFE: Excellent, long storage (4,5 – 5,5 months) – enables producers to market bulbs over an extended period. Storage potential depends on the storage conditions (temperature and humidity).
FLESH COLOUR: White
LEAF/FOILAGE HEALTH AND GROWTH HABIT: Medium and flagging to upright
LEAF/FOILAGE COLOUR: Green
BOLTING REACTION: Slow – high tolerance (related to the sowing date)
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Phoma terrestris (Pt)
GROWING AREA: Grown between 27 – 35° latitude. Suitable for production in the Northern Cape and Western Cape area. Refer to sowing guide for the recommended sowing period in different production areas.
AVERAGE SEED COUNT: 220 – 320 seeds per gram or 220 000 – 320 000 seeds per kilogram
SUGGESTED SOWING DENSITY: Density depends on the size requirement of the bulbs and the target market/uses of the final product, however, we recommend:
Final population of 750 000 – 950 000 plants per hectare
SEED REQUIREMENT PER HECTARE: Direct sowing: 900 000 to 1000 000 seeds per hectare / 3.5 – 4.0 kg seed per hectare
Transplant: 5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per hectare
MARKET: Bunched, fresh market, pre-pack and processed
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: High quality bulbs with excellent storability. Attractive colour gives competitive advantage later in the marketing season.