Variety - HAES 344

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HAES 344 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 34 - 39%
Whole Kernels
Kernel Wt 2.5 - 3.0g
First Grade 90 - 100%
Flower Season Early to Mid Season
Harvest Season Early to Mid Season
Tree Size Medium
Husk Spot Typical
Sticktights Low
Ethrel Response Moderate
Abnorm Vertical (AVG) Susceptable
Pollenisers Unknown


HAES 344 performed poorly in RVT 3 mostly due to its low kernel recovery.

Observed Benefits

  • Healthy tree apart from AVG

Observed Faults

  • Poor overall performance
  • AVG susceptability makes it an in inappropriate choice for many Northern areas.

Performance in Trials

In RVT Series 3 to year nine, HAES 344 was behind the average of standards at all sites where it was planted. It was not planted at Childers.

Using accumulated Gross Income per Ha as a comparator, on average it was $8,180/Ha behind 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 344Mean of 5
Alstonville $8,710 $9,922
B1 (De Cortez) $7,735 $7,908
B2 (Booyan) $9,793 $11,018
B3 (Bundy Sugar) $7,257 7,563
B4 (Wirra Willa) $7,331 $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.