SV1049* F1 Hybrid Short Day Yellow Onion
- EARLY MATURING, SHORT DAY HYBRID
- OUTSTANDING GERMINATION RATE
- UNIFORM, GOOD QUALITY, FIRM BULBS
- RESISTANCE TO PINK ROOT AND FUSARIUM
- BASAL PLATE ROT
SV1049* is an early maturing, short day yellow onion. SV1049* produces firm, uniform, globe-shaped bulbs with neat, firm necks. The variety has an excellent germination rate and can be planted at a lower planting density. SV1049* has very high resistance to common soil-borne pathogens that is the causal agent of Pink root and Fusarium basal rot. SV1049* is suitable for direct seeding as well as seedling transplants.
SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS
- SV1049* has a vigorous root system – nitrogen-based fertilizers late in the growing season should be strictly managed.
- Contact a Sakata area representative for a local onion sowing guide.
KIND AND TYPE: F1 Hybrid, mid-season, short day yellow onion (Allium cepa L.)
MATURITY: Early, 21 to 25 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 to large (50 – 90 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 good
BULB TUNIC (SKIN/SCALE LEAF) COLOUR: Attractive colour; light brown
TUNIC RETENTION AND QUALITY: Good – multiple outer scale leaves reduce bruises during transportation
STORABILITY/SHELF LIFE: Short to moderate (2 – 3 months). Storage potential depends on the storage conditions (temperature and humidity).
FLESH COLOUR: White
TASTE: Mildly pungent
LEAF/FOILAGE HEALTH AND GROWTH HABIT: Medium and flagging to upright
LEAF/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Light green
BOLTING REACTION: Slow – high tolerance (related to the sowing date)
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Phoma terrestris (Pt) and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cepea (Foc)
GROWING AREA: Grow between 0 – 35° latitude. All areas South of the equator. Refer to the 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 – 850 000 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: Early maturing, excellent yield production, slow to bolt, good storage potential and good resistance to soil-borne pathogens.