RED CREOLE SHORT DAY RED ONION
RED CREOLE SHORT DAY RED ONION

RED CREOLE SHORT DAY RED ONION

Regular price
R 133.00
Sale price
R 133.00

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • MEDIUM MATURING
  • DARK RED
  • WELL ADAPTED
  • GOOD YIELD POTENTIAL

Red Creole is a medium maturing, open-pollinated short day red onion. Red Creole is well adapted and very widely planted. The outer scale is dark red; the rings are tight and red right through to the centre of the bulb.  The bulbs taste slightly pungent, are firm, with a granex shape. The bulbs are attractive and store well.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Red Creole is suitable for direct sowing, sets and transplanting
  • Contact the area representative for a sowing guide

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTIC*:  RED CREOLE
KIND: Onion (Allium cepa L.)
TYPE: Short day red onion
MATURITY: Medium
BULB SHAPE: Granex
BULB SIZE: Medium to large (influenced by plant population)
BULB UNIFORMITY: Good
NECK SIZE: Thin
FIRMNESS: Firm
BULB COLOUR: Dark red
FLESH COLOUR: Red
SCALE RETENTION: Good
FLAVOUR: Slightly pungent
LEAF GROWTH HABIT: Moderate, upright
LEAF COLOUR: Dark green
BOLTING REACTION: Fair (with due regard to planting date)
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): 
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, Transplant:  5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per ha
STORAGE: Good
MARKETS / END USE: Fresh market and home garden

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