Variety - Hidden Valley A422

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Note: A422 is South African Release Only

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
Early Yield/Ha Typical
Later Yield Consistent
Kern Recovery 39 - 43%
Whole Kernels 50 - 60%
Kernel Wt 3.0 - 3.5g
First Grade 95 - 100%
Flower Season Mid Season
Harvest Season Late, clean drop
Tree Size Large
Husk Spot Unknown
Sticktights Low
Ethrel Response Poor
Abnorm Vertical (AVG) Appears Tolerant
Pollenisers Unknown


A422 performed well at Hidden Valley but did not really stand out in the trials.

Observed Benefits

Observed Faults

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

Performance in Trials

Note the following table uses mean annual Gross Income/Ha/Yr as opposed to accumulated.

Gross Income/Ha/Yr in RVT3
Mean of Years 4 to 9, $5/kg base price
HV A447Mean of 5
Alstonville $9,177 $9,922
B1 (De Cortez) $6,953 $7,908
B2 (Booyan) $10,258 $11,018
B3 (Bundy Sugar) $6,476 $7,563
Childers (to yr 7) $14,070 $14,441
B4 (Wirra Willa) $8,439 $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.