Variety - Hidden Valley A376

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Summary

A376 was one of the best performers in RVT Series 3, it was ahead of the standards at all sites except Wirra Willa.

Royalty Status Release Pending
Early Yield/Ha Moderately Precocious
Later Yield Consistent
Kern Recovery 45 - 50%
Whole Kernels 50 - 65%
Kernel Wt 2.5 - 3.0
First Grade 95 - 100%
Flower Season Mid Season
Harvest Season Early to Mid
Tree Size Medium, Upright
Husk Spot Unknown
Sticktights Low
Ethrel Response Good
AVG Unknown
Pollenisers Unknown

Details

A376 appears to perform well in most locations.

Observed Benefits

  • It has high kernel recovery, but we have not seen much insect damage in it at Hidden Valley.

Observed Faults

The variety is in very early stages of adoption, no obvious faults have been observed at this stage.

  • Its performance at RVT 3 site Wirra Willa, an AVG potential site, was average.

Performance in Trials

In RVT Series 3 to year nine, A376 was ahead of the standards at all sites except Wirra Willa.

Using accumulated Gross Income per Ha as a comparator, on average it was $6,240/Ha ahead of 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
HV A376Mean of 5
Standards
Alstonville $10,030 $9,922
B1 (De Cortez) $8,654 $7,908
B2 (Booyan) $13,123 $11,018
B3 (Bundy Sugar) $9,383 7,563
Childers (to yr 7) $16,323 $14,441
B4 (Wirra Willa) $9,309 $10,513

Gross Income vs Year

(Orange/Green change indicates positive cash flow)

Gross Income vs Year at Alstonville
Gross Income vs Year at Booyan
Gross Income vs Year at DeCortez

Harvest Patterns

(Yellow sections indicate hand strip)

Harvest Pattern at Alstonville 2017
Harvest Pattern at Booyan 2017
Harvest Pattern at DeCortez 2017

Our more detailed discussion of RVT Series 3 results is available here.

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Some data and images courtesy of DAFF Qld. Data is compiled to best of our knowledge at the time of publication but errors are possible. Data presented is not a guarantee of performance in future orchards; real world performance is highly dependent on the combination of genetics, environment and management. Interpretation of the data presented and resulting decisions are entirely the grower's responsiblity.