Variety - HAES 816

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HAES 816 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 45 - 47%
Whole Kernels
Kernel Wt 2.7 - 3.2g
First Grade 90 - 100%
Flower Season Early Season
Harvest Season Early Season
Tree Size Large
Husk Spot Typical
Sticktights Low
Ethrel Response Moderate
Abnorm Vertical (AVG) Unknown
Pollenisers Unknown


HAES 816 proved to be one of the best performers in RVT 3. However it is not often planted due to severe disease issues.

Observed Benefits

  • Good performer on paper.

Observed Faults

  • Severe disease in wet years.
  • Generally no longer planted because it is regarded as being too much trouble.

Performance in Trials

In RVT Series 3 to year nine, HAES 816 was ahead of the average of standards at Alstonville, Booyan, Bundy Sugar, Childers and Wirra Willa.

Using accumulated Gross Income per Ha as a comparator, on average it was $8,600/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 816Mean of 5
Alstonville $13,716 $9,922
B1 (De Cortez) $7,174 $7,908
B2 (Booyan) $11,746 $11,018
B3 (Bundy Sugar) $7,755 7,563
Childers (to yr 7) $17,560 $14,441
B4 (Wirra Willa) $12,099 $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.