Variety - Hidden Valley A16
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Hidden Valley A16 was selected in 1981. The A Series selections began in 1980 and the most recent selection made in 1998 was A473. These selections were made over the years, from over 10,000 seedlings of known parentage. A16 was the sixteenth selection made in the A Series progeny lines.
A small precocious very upright tree that produces a high yield per hectare. Nuts slightly oval. It is denser than A4, rarely grows over 9m tall. Precocious. Susceptible to Husk Spot. Falls mid to late season and tends to crop over long period. Performs well at high altitude and low light levels.
A16 is an industry standard variety included in RVT Series 3 for comparison. This page presents information about in the same format as our variety pages to aid growers’ decision making.
|Royalty Status||PBR 1988-2008, expired, no royalties due|
|Kern Recovery||40 - 45%|
|Whole Kernels||40 - 50%|
|Kernel Wt||2.7 - 3.2g|
|First Grade||99 - 100%|
|Flower Season||Mid Season|
|Harvest Season||Mid to Late|
|Sticktights||Moderate, worse in dry conditions|
|Ethrel Response||Weak Effect, needs higher rate|
|Pollenisers||246, 344, 660, 741, Daddow|
A16 proved to be a reasonable performer in RVT3
- Smaller growth habit
- Late harvest season and some sticktights can lead to a problem with Husk Spot.
- Some growers shake the trees to recover all the crop in an aceptable time.
In RVT Series 3 to year nine, A16 was ahead of the average of standards at DeCortez, Childers and Wirra Willa.
Using accumulated Gross Income per Ha as a comparator, on average it was $2,980/Ha ahead the standards by year nine of RVT 3.
Note the following table uses mean annual Gross Income/Ha/Yr as opposed to accumulated value above.
|Gross Income/Ha/Yr in RVT3|
Mean of Years 4 to 9, $5/kg base price
|HAES 246||Mean of 5|
|B1 (De Cortez)||$8,937||$7,908|
|B3 (Bundy Sugar)||$7,289||7,563|
|Childers (to yr 7)||$17,560||$14,441|
|B4 (Wirra Willa)||$10,773||$10,513|
(Orange/Green change indicates positive cash flow)
(Yellow sections indicate hand strip)
Our more detailed discussion of RVT Series 3 results is available here.
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