Variety - HV A376

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A376 was one of the best performers in RVT Series 3, it was ahead of the standards at all sites except Wirra Willa.

Royalty Status PBR Provisional Protection. (See Post)
Early Yield/Ha Moderately Precocious
Later Yield Consistent
Kern Recovery 45 - 50%
Whole Kernels 50 - 65%
Kernel Wt 2.5 - 3.0
First Grade 95 - 100%
Flower Season Mid Season
Harvest Season Early to Mid
Tree Size Medium, Upright
Husk Spot Unknown
Sticktights Low
Ethrel Response Good
AVG Unknown
Pollenisers Unknown

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Performance Details

A376 appears to perform well in most locations.

Observed Benefits

  • It has high kernel recovery, but we have not seen much insect damage in it at Hidden Valley.

Observed Faults

The variety is in very early stages of adoption, no obvious faults have been observed at this stage.

  • Its performance at RVT 3 site Wirra Willa, an AVG potential site, was average.

Gross Income per Hectare in Trials

RVT Series 3 (RVT3) was a multi-region trial conducted on behalf of the Australian industry. It included a total of 30 genotypes as follows

  • Five industry Standards. The Standards at most sites were HAES 246, HAES 344, HAES 741, HAES 816 and HV A16. The exceptions were at Wirrawilla HAES 246 and HAES 741 were swapped with HAES 842 and HV A268; at Childers HAES 344 was not available.
  • 20 industry selections
  • Five Hidden Valley selections A376, A403, A422, A447 and A538 discussed in these pages.

Using the basic measure of Gross Income/Ha/Yr calculated from RVT3 data years 4 to 9 as basis for comparison, HV A376 performed as follows

  • Averaged across all sites it was $5,457/Ha ahead of the Standards by year nine of the trials.
  • Ahead of the Standards at all sites except Wirrawilla.
  • Acheived three site-specific Top 5 rankings, one site-specific Top 10 ranking, and an all-sites Top 5 ranking
Gross Income/Ha/Yr in RVT3
Mean of Years 4 to 9, $5/kg base price
HV A376
Acc Gain
/Ha to Y9
5 or 10?
Alstonville $10,030 $9,922 $109$651
De Cortez (B1) $8,654 $7,908 $746$4,474Top 10
Booyan (B2) $13,123 $11,018$2,105$12,631Top 5
Bundy Sugar (B3) $9,383 7,563 $1,820$10,919Top 5
Wirrawilla (AVG) $9,309 $10,513-$1,204-$7,223
Childers (to yr 7) $16,323 $14,441$1,882$11,292Top 5
Mean All Sites $11,137 $10,227 $910 $5,457 Top 5

These charts provide year by year detail on the table above. The Orange/Green change in background colour indicates positive cash flow on a typical costs basis.

Gross Income vs Year at Alstonville
Gross Income vs Year at DeCortez
Gross Income vs Year at Booyan

Gross Income vs Year at Bundy Sugar
Gross Income vs Year at Wirrawilla (AVG)
Gross Income vs Year at Childers

Harvest Patterns

Notes on charts:

  • Alstonville timeline is ~one month after the Bundaberg sites.
  • The yellow sections indicate hand strip done at last harvest.
Harvest Pattern at Alstonville 2017
Harvest Pattern at DeCortez 2017
Harvest Pattern at Booyan 2017

Harvest Pattern at Bundy Sugar 2017

Our more detailed discussion of RVT Series 3 results is available here.

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Compared to HAES 741, HV A376 has

  • a more pointed leaf shape
  • a broader leaf
  • a thinner shell

Compared to HAES 816, HV A376 has

  • a smoother shell texture
  • a shorter raceme length

Compared to HV A16, HV A376 has

  • less conspicuous leaf viens


Image of leaf and nut

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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.