SAVANNAH SWEET F1 HYBRID SHORT DAY BROWN ONION

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • VERY EARLY TO EARLY MATURING
  • HIGH PINK ROOT RESISTANCE
  • WIDELY ADAPTED
  • VERY HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL

Savannah Sweet is a very early to early maturing short day length F1 hybrid yellow onion with high Pink root resistance (Pt). The bulbs are uniform and have a Granex shape. The scales are golden yellow and smooth. The percentage of medium sized first grade bulbs is high. Savannah Sweet is well suited for early to medium sowings in areas with a high incidence of Pink root. Bulbs produced from transplants or sets are much rounder than direct seeded bulbs. Savannah Sweet is a very high yielder and is ideally suited for sweet onion production. Savannah Sweet is suitable for most soil types.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Savannah Sweet is suitable for direct sowing and transplanting
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC*: SAVANNAH SWEET
KIND: F1 hybrid onion (Allium cepa L.)
TYPE: Short day brown onion
MATURITY: Very Early to Early
BULB SHAPE: Granex
BULB SIZE: Medium to large (influenced by plant population)
BULB UNIFORMITY: Excellent
NECK SIZE: Thin
FIRMNESS: Very firm
BULB COLOUR: Golden Yellow
FLESH COLOUR: Cream White
SCALE RETENTION: Very Good
FLAVOUR: Mild sweet
LEAF GROWTH HABIT: Upright
LEAF COLOUR: Dark green
BOLTING REACTION: Slow (with due regard to planting date)
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
High resistance: Pyrenochaeta terrestris (Pt)
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
Transplants/sets:  5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per ha
STORAGE: Good
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Very early maturing. High Pink root resistance, widely adapted and excellent yield