The short-day red onion Onion Red Coach F1 Seeds (Enza Zaden | 25,000 seeds) has a high level of pink root resistance. produces onions that are large in size, have many single centers, and have exceptional skin retention. With a potential yield of 25 to 30 tons per acre, maturity is only 90 days after transplantation. extremely resistant to downy mildew and purple blotch.
Growing circumstances Coach F1 Onion Red Seeds
Topology: There should be a water supply nearby and the ground should be largely level. A hip crop is the onion.
The soil should be healthy, light, well-drained, sandy loam that is not compacted, free of invasive weeds like couch grass, and exposed to full sun. To find out how fertile your soil is, test it.
Red coach F1 performs well in soil pH ranges of 5.8 to 6.8.Apply calcic lime at the rate advised by your soil test findings if the PH is below 5.
Grass Rate: For one acre, 1 kg of Red Coach F1 is sufficient; mix it with an equal volume of sand before filling farrows uniformly with the seed-sand mixture.
Important Red Coach F1 Features
Early maturing variety; transplanting takes 80–90 days
It is a hybrid red bulb onion type with a mid-short day.
It’s a bulb onion in a flattened globe shape.
produces large to medium-sized dark crimson bulbs.
Strong roots and a very robust plant make it the perfect choice for growing in hot conditions.
Has sturdy bulbs that store well for up to three months.
Its resistance to pink rot makes it appropriate for the majority of Kenyan soils.
25 to 30 tons of evenly mature deep red bulbs are produced.
Create raised beds during the wetter months and sunken beds during the dry months, both of which can be any width and length.
Apply 0.5 kg/square meter of D.A.P after applying 5 kg/square meter of well-decomposed manure at a rate.
Make shallow furrows that are 1-2 cm deep and 15 cm apart.
Plant the seeds, lightly cover them with dirt, and add mulch.
NB: Make sure your nursery is shielded from fungus diseases, Adopting a novel nursery technology known as PLO,
which denotes a blend of three high-quality pesticides that manages pests and illnesses spread through soil, P is Pyramid, an insecticide for controlling soil-borne pests like cutworms, L is Loyalty, a fungicide for controlling soil-borne diseases like damping off and downy mildew, and Ois Optimizer, a biostimulant fertilizer for managing crop stress. Do a soil drench in the nursery by combining 50 gm of Pyramid with 10 gm of Loyalty and 20 ml of Optimizer in 20 L of water.
After sowing, water the nursery bed twice a day for ten days straight before continuing to water it regularly every evening or morning, depending on the weather.
Remove mulch and create a shade structure over the tender plants because germination takes around 7 days.
After seeding, seedlings are transplanted six to eight weeks later when they are 15 cm tall and have reached pencil thickness.
When seedlings have three to five well-formed leaves, transplant.
Reduce the amount of shade two weeks prior to transplanting to increase seedling survival rates in the field. NB: Three days prior to transplanting, spray Optimizer at a rate of 20 ml/20L of water to reduce transplant shock. Optimizer is a biostimulant and foliar fertilizer that controls crop stress, enhances crop immunity, and promotes the general growth of onion crops.
An onion’s spacing is 30 cm by 7–10 cm.
At the time of the last stage of land preparation, spread 3–5 tons of thoroughly decomposed farmyard manure over an acre.
Applying 60 kgs of CAN as a top dress (30 days after transplanting), 5 cm below the seedling, and 2 cm to the sides allows the plant to utilize fertilizer well.
It takes 3 months for Red Coach F1 to reach complete physiological development.
When the foliage wilts or a shiny membranous covering forms around the bulbs, onions are ready to be harvested. Harvesting is done by carefully removing the bulbs from the soil and chopping off the leaves during the dry season or by grouping the onions and hanging them up in an open area for about a week until all the outer leaves are nicely dried so that the bulbs can be easily pulled from the bunched.
Avoid storing just picked bulbs on the ground as this increases humidity and the likelihood of rotting. Store onions in loose bags or nets in a well-built storage facility.