Variety - HAES 246

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HAES 246 is an industry standard variety included in RVT Series 3 for comparison. This page presents information about in the same format as our variety pages to aid growers’ decision making.

Royalty Status Public Domain (no royalty)
Early Yield/Ha Typical
Later Yield Consistent
Kern Recovery 39 - 41%
Whole Kernels
Kernel Wt 2.7 - 3.2g
First Grade 80 - 95%
Flower Season Mid Season
Harvest Season Mid Season
Tree Size Large
Husk Spot Typical
Sticktights Low
Ethrel Response Moderate
Abnorm Vertical (AVG) Appears Tolerant
Pollenisers Unknown


HAES 246 proved to be a consistent performer in RVT3

Observed Benefits

Observed Faults

  • Spreading growth habit needs more management.
  • Nuts have an overly large micropile that is a point of weakness for insect and microbial ingress.
  • Kernel quality is average but not great.

Performance in Trials

In RVT Series 3 to year nine, HAES 246 was ahead of the average of standards at Alstonville, DeCortez, Booyan & Bundy Sugar. It was not planted at Wirra Willa.

Using accumulated Gross Income per Ha as a comparator, on average it was $1,700/Ha ahead 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
HAES 246Mean of 5
Alstonville $10,816 $9,922
B1 (De Cortez) $9,107 $7,908
B2 (Booyan) $11,426 $11,018
B3 (Bundy Sugar) $8,082 7,563
Childers (to yr 7) $13,885 $14,441

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

(Orange 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.