Granate F1 Hybrid

Granate F1 Hybrid – Short Day – Red Onion

Granate F1 is a medium maturing, short day red onion. Granate produces high quality globe-shaped bulbs with excellent internal colouring. The variety has an excellent germination rate and has vigorous vegetative growth.

Product Details

Granate F1 is a medium maturing, short day red onion. Granate produces high quality globe-shaped bulbs with excellent internal colouring. The variety has an excellent germination rate and has vigorous vegetative growth. Scale leaves have an appealing red colour. Granate has a high yield potential and is suitable for production in Kenya for the fresh and export market. Granate is suitable for direct sowing as well as seedling transplants.

Special varietal requirements

Contact a Lachlan agronomist area representative for a local sowing guide

CHARACTERISTIC*GRANATE*
KIND AND TYPEF1 Hybrid, mid-season, short day red onion (Allium cepa L.)
MATURITYLate, 21 to 25 weeks after direct seeding. Maturity depends on the sowing date, production location and seasonal variations (photoperiod and temperature).
BULB SHAPEGlobe to high globe
BULB SIZEMedium to large (50 – 90 mm) – bulb size is influenced by the plant population
BULB UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE)Very good
BULB NECK SIZE AND QUALITIESMedium to small (thin) and tight
BULB FIRMNESSVery good
BULB TUNIC (SKIN/SCALE LEAF) COLOURExcellent red bulb skin colour
TUNIC RETENTION AND QUALITYGood – multiple outer scale leaves reduce bruises during transportation
STORABILITY/SHELF LIFEShort to moderate (2 – 3 months). Storage potential depends on the storage conditions (temperature and humidity).
FLESH COLOURWhite with red to purple rings
TASTEPungent
LEAF/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND GROWTH HABITGood and flagging to upright
LEAF/FOLIAGE COLOURDark green
BOLTING REACTIONSlow – good tolerance (related to the sowing date)
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC)None claimed
GROWING AREAGrown between 23 – 35° latitude. Refer to the sowing guide for the recommended sowing period in different production areas.
AVERAGE SEED COUNT220 – 320 seeds per gram or 220 000 – 320 000 seeds per kilogram
  SUGGESTED SOWING DENSITYDensity 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 HECTAREDirect sowing: 900 000 – 1000 000 seeds per hectare / 3.5 – 4.0 kg seed per hectare Transplant: 5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per hectare
MARKETBunched, fresh market, pre-pack and processed
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKSLate maturing, excellent yield production with attractive red scale leaves. Very good germination and vigorous growth habit.
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