Variety - Hidden Valley A403
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At this stage A403 & A422 will be South African releases only. The reason is that while they have performed well in trials, both late season harvest. Australia has recently added several new varieties with this trait in the last few years, so the market for them is probably already satisfied.
However, if there are Australian growers who would like to plant these trees, contact us and if enough are interested we can make them available.
|Royalty Status||Release Pending|
|Kern Recovery||38 - 43%|
|Whole Kernels||30 - 55%|
|Kernel Wt||2.5 - 3.0g|
|First Grade||95 - 100%|
|Flower Season||Mid Season|
|Harvest Season||Late, clean drop|
|Abnorm Vertical (AVG)||Appears Tolerant|
A403 appears to perform well in most trial locations, but we are holding release in Australia due to its late harvest season.
- Consistent performance across multiple sites
The variety is in very early stages of adoption, no obvious faults have been observed at this stage.
- Late harvest combined with low ethrel response.
In RVT Series 3 to year nine, A403 was ahead of the standards at Alstonville, DeCortez, Booyan, Bundy Sugar & Wirra Willa.
Using accumulated Gross Income per Ha as a comparator, on average it was $5,280/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 A447||Mean of 5|
|B1 (De Cortez)||$10,664||$7,908|
|B3 (Bundy Sugar)||$8,154||7,563|
|Childers (to yr 7)||$13,679||$14,441|
|B4 (Wirra Willa)||$10,981||$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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