KIND AND TYPE: F1 hybrid, mid season, intermediate day yellow onion (Allium cepaL.)
MATURITY: Medium, 22 to 27 weeks after direct seeding. Maturity depends on sowing date, production location and seasonal variations (photoperiod and temperature).
BULB SHAPE: Globe to high globe
BULB SIZE: Medium to large (50 – 90 mm) – bulb size is influenced by the plant population
BULB UNIFORMITY (SHAPE AND SIZE): Very good
BULB NECK SIZE AND QUALITIES: Small (thin) and neat
BULB FIRMNESS: Very firm
BULB TUNIC (SKIN/SCALE LEAF) COLOUR: Excellent colour: golden brown
TUNIC RETENTION AND QUALITY: Excellent, tough and tight
STORABILITY/SHELF LIFE: Excellent, long storage (4½ to 5½ months) – enables producers to market bulbs over an extended period. Storage potential depends on the storage conditions (temperature and relative humidity)
FLESH COLOUR: White
LEAF/FOLIAGE HEALTH AND GROWTH HABIT: Moderate and flagging to upright
LEAF/FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
BOLTING REACTION: Slow – Good tolerance (depends on/related to the sowing date)
DISEASE RESISTANCE (SCIENTIFIC): None claimed
GROWING AREA: Grown between 27 – 35° Latitude. Suitable for the Free State, Northern Cape, Western Cape and Koue Bokkeveld. Refer to the sowing guide for the recommended sowing period in different production areas.
AVERAGE SEED COUNT: 220 – 320 seeds per gram or 220 000 – 320 000 seeds per kilogram
SUGGESTED SOWING DENSITY: Density depends on the size requirement of the bulbs and the target market/uses of the final product, however we suggest:
Final population of 750 000 – 950 000 plants per hectare
SEED REQUIREMENT PER HECTARE:
Direct sowing: 900 000 to 1 200 000 seeds per hectare / 3.5 – 4.0 kg seed per hectare
Transplant: 5.0 – 5.5 kg seed per hectare
MARKET USES: Bunched, pre-pack and processing
SPECIAL FEATURES, BENEFITS AND REMARKS: High quality bulbs with excellent storability. Attractive colour gives competitive advantage later in marketing season.
PEREZ INTERMEDIATE DAY BROWN ONION
- MID-MATURING INTERMEDIATE DAY YELLOW ONION
- EXCELLENT STORABILITY
- ATTRACTIVE ROUND ANDUNIFORM BULBS RESULT IN EASIER PACKAGING
- MULTIPLE ATTRACTIVE, TOUGH, GOLDEN BROWN OUTER SCALE LEAVES – GIVES COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE LATER IN MARKETING SEASON
Perez is a medium maturing intermediate day yellow onion hybrid. Perez’s bulbs are firm, uniform, globe shaped and complemented with multiple attractive, tough, golden brown outer scale leaves. In addition, the bulbs have small root plates and thin necks. The high quality bulbs give a competitive advantage later in the marketing season. Perez is slow to bolt (high bolting tolerance) and is suitable for production in the Free State, Northern Cape and certain areas of the Western Cape. Perez is suitable for direct seeding as well as seedling transplants.
SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS
- Contact a Sakata area representative for a local onion sowing guide.