Variety - Hidden Valley A447
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A447 had good performance at most trial sites. Combined with small trees size this indicates that is has good potential for long term yield.
|Royalty Status||Release Pending|
|Long Term Yield||Good Potential|
|Kernel Recovery||41 - 43%|
|Whole Kernels||30 - 55%|
|Kernel Wt||3.0 - 3.5|
|Flower Season||Mid Season|
|Harvest Season||Mid to Late|
|Abnorm Vertical (AVG)||Appears Tolerant|
A447 appears to perform well in most trial locations.
It was one of the top performers in RVT 3 despite being the smallest tree in the trials (~30% smaller than 246). Good performance with small tree indicates good potential for long term yield.
- Small tree, the smallest in the trials in fact and around 30% smaller than a HAES 246.
The variety is in very early stages of adoption, no obvious faults have been observed at this stage.
- Canopy is a bit dense.
- Trunk canker observed at Hodden Valley
- Heat/dry stress observed at Hidden Valley
In RVT Series 3 to year nine, A447 was ahead of the standards at Alstonville, DeCortez & Childers.
Using accumulated Gross Income per Ha as a comparator, on average it was $2,580/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)||$8,214||$7,908|
|B3 (Bundy Sugar)||$7,554||7,563|
|Childers (to yr 7)||$15,362||$14,441|
|B4 (Wirra Willa)||$9,163||$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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