Improved Varieties of Onion
Pusa red, Niphad-404, Ni-207-1, Ni-2-4-l(Ail red), Ni-5-7-1 (white), Pusa Ratnar, Early Guano. Onion (Allium cepa)
Recommended by the Department of Agriculture, M.S. during 1990 and also released at the National level by All India Coordinated Vegetable Improvement Project in 1987. Suitable for kharif season in western and northern India. Duration is 90-100 days. Bulbs are medium, flatish round and red in colour. Average yield is 250 quintals per hectare. (MPKV, Rahuri)
Developed by selection, improvement over N-53 suitable for kharif season and released in 1986. Bulbs are globose in shape with crimson red colour with 13 % TSS. Duration is 10.0-110 days. It has less bolting ability compared to N-53. Average yield is 250 quintals per hectare. MPKY, Rahuri)
Developed during early sixties for rabi season by the Department of Agriculture, M.S. and recommended at the National level by AH India Coordinated Vegetable Improvement Project in 1985 for Tones IV and VII of India. Bulbs globose in shape with brick red colour, TSS 12-13 per cent. Average yield is 300-350 quintals per hectare. (MPKV, Rahuri)
It was developed by selection from local material. It was released at MPKV, Rahuri in 1984. Duration is 120 days. Suitable for rabi season. Bulbs are globose in shape with white colour. Average yield is 250 quintals per hectare. (MPKV, Rahuri).
Developed by selection from local germplasm collected from village Kegal of District Kolhapur and released in 1994. Bulbs are globular in shape with white colour. TSS is. 13 per cent. Suitable for dehydration. Average yield is 250 – 300 quintals per hectare.(MPKV, Rahuri).
It is useful for round the year plantation. Yellow coloured variety suitable for export to Europe, Australia and America. Pungency mild, TSS 11.5 per cent and excellent keeping quality (4-6 months). Suitable for both the rangada and rabi seasons. Yields about 240 quintals per hectare. Besides it is released through the State Variety Release Committee of Maharashtra it is also notified by the Central Sub Committee on Crop Standards, Notification and Varietal Release at the national level. (MPKV Rahuri).