TEXAS GRANO 502 PRR SHORT DAY BROWN ONION

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • INTERMEDIATE PINK ROOT RESISTANCE
  • WIDELY ADAPTED
  • MEDIUM TO LATE MATURING

Texas Grano 502 PRR is a medium to late maturing short day brown onion with an intermediate Pink root (Pt) resistance. The bulbs are uniform and have a granex shape. The scales are yellow, delicate and smooth. Texas Grano 502 PRR is well suited for early sowings in areas with a mild incidence of Pink root. Bulbs produced from transplants are much rounder than direct seeded bulbs. Texas Grano 502 PRR is a very high yielder and the bulbs have a refined neck. Texas Grano 502 PRR is suitable to most soil types.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Texas Grano 502 PRR is well suited for production from direct sowing and transplants
  • Grows longer than normal short day varieties, therefore need to apply follow-up fertiliser later than normal to ensure size and curing
  • Contact area representative for a sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC*:  TEXAS GRANO 502 PRR
KIND: Onion (Allium cepa L.)
TYPE: Short day brown onion
MATURITY: Medium to Late
BULB SHAPE: Granex
BULB SIZE: Medium to large (influenced by plant population)
BULB UNIFORMITY: Good
NECK SIZE: Thin
FIRMNESS: Medium to firm
BULB COLOUR: Yellow
FLESH COLOUR: White
SCALE RETENTION: Delicate
FLAVOUR: Mild
LEAF GROWTH HABIT: Upright
LEAF COLOUR: Dark green
BOLTING REACTION: Slow (with due regard to planting date)
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC):
Intermediate 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:  5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per ha
STORAGE: Good
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Intermediate Pink root resistance, widely adapted, high yield