A-Series Varieties

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Our breeding program operates solely on royalties received from tree sales of our varieties. We do not receive any industry levy funds, government grants or tax breaks.

If as a grower you value this important program please ensure that you pay the royalties that allow the program to continue.

You can do this by always purchasing trees from the licensed nurseries listed here. Or if you have already bought trees without paying royalties, contact us, it is never too late to catch up.

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Introduction

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Hidden Valley A-Series varieties are all Macadamia Integrifolia x Tetrapylla hybrids bred in Australia. They are typically characterised by

  • Early bearing (precocity)
  • Thin shells (high kernel recovery)
  • Compact and upright growth habits
  • Larger nut sizes, white kernels
  • Most show some level of tolerance to Abnormal Vertical Growth (AVG) syndrome.

This table is a brief summary of our varieties plus a number of standard varieties in the same format for easy comparison. Click through for more details on each variety; details list positive and negative traits of the varieties and summaries of trial results.

Release Pending Varieties
    Name Yield KR Tree Size Flower Season Harvest Season Other Notes
    HV A376 Precocious 46% Medium Mid Season Early to Mid Top performer in trials. Read More
    HV A447 Consistent 42% Small Mid Season Mid to Late Good yield in small package. Read More
    HV A538 Precocious 45% Small Late to Mid Early to Mid Small version of A4. Read More
Limited Release Pending Varieties
    Name Yield KR Tree Size Flower Season Harvest Season Other Notes
    HV A403 Consistent 42% Large Mid Season Mid to Late Read More
    HV A422 Consistent 41% Medium Mid Season Late Season Read More
Grower Contract Varieties (royalty due)
    Name Yield KR Tree Size Flower Season Harvest Season Other Notes
    HV A29 Heavy 38% Large Mid Season Mid Season Huskspot tolerant. Read More
    HV A203 Precocious 40% Medium Late Season Mid Season Early, good yield. Read More
    HV A268 Precocious 40% Large Mid Season Mid Season Large Nut. Read More
PBR Expired Varieties (public domain, royalty free)
    Name Yield KR Tree Size Flower Season Harvest Season Other Notes
    HV A4 Precocious 46% Medium Mid to Late Mid Season Huskspot tolerant. Read More
    HV A16 Consistent 42% Compact Mid Season Mid to Late Read More.
    HV A38 Heavy 38% Upright Mid Season Mid to Late High percentage wholes. Read More
Home & Garden Varieties
    Name Yield KR Tree Size Flower Season Harvest Season Other Notes
    HV G6 Consistent 45% Compact Mid Season Mid Season AKA Pinkalicious™. Read More
Industry Standard Varieties (in same format for comparison)
    Name Yield KR Tree Size Flower Season Harvest Season Other Notes
    HAES 246 Consistent 39% Large Mid Season Mid Season Solid performer. Read More
    HAES 344 Consistent 35% Medium Early to Mid Early to Mid AVG issues, poor performer. Read More
    HAES 741 Consistent 36% Large Early to Mid Early Season AVG issues. Read More
    HAES 816 Precocious 46% Large Early Season Early Season Serious disease issues. Read More
    HV A16 Consistent 42% Compact Mid Season Mid to Late Late, husk spot issues. Read More

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.

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