Onions

Allium cepa L.

Maraldi Sementi has a long time experience in onion breeding and seed production

The breeding program is aimed to introduce new high-value hybrids suitable for long-term storage, with high uniformity and tolerance to the most common diseases  (Pyrenochaeta terrestris and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cepae),

The product development process takes place in close contact with qualified partners to validate the most promising hybrids in specific production areas for different production cycles; the assessment of the environmental effect and of the hybrids adaptability to the different areas is of primary importance for obtaining competitive and reliable commercial varieties.

MSX101034 F1

  • Very early maturity, 85-90 days
  • Brilliant bronzed yellow coloured bulbs, round in shape, big sized with good bulb consistency
  • MSX101034 F1 combines earliness with medium term storability, suitable for mechanical harvest
  • Storage 4-6 months

 

MSX101005 F1

  • Medium early maturity, 105-110 days
  • Bulbs of intense bronze colour, round shaped, great consistency
  • Very uniform bulbs, round with a small neck
  • Storage 6-8 months

HYDENS F1

  • Medium late maturity cycle, 120-125 days
  • Very dark bronzed yellow bulbs, big sized round shaped bulb
  • High uniformity, small neck bulbs, plant with very erect leaves and rustic root system. It has 3-4 very dark skin layers. Perfect for mechanical harvesting
  • Storage 9-10 months, high percentage of dry matter content
  • IR: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae (FUSARIUM BASAL ROT)

 

 

 

RAMONA

  • Late maturity cycle, 125-130 days
  • Dark bronze coloured bulbs, excellent consistency, thick skin with good retention
  • Consistent bulb, suitable for mechanical harvesting and long storage
  • Storage 9-10 months

 

ALBACHIARA

  • Early maturity cycle, 95 days
  • Large round bulbs, bright white colour
  • Really high quality bulb for an early harvesting variety
  • Storage 4 months

 

BIANCANEVE

  • Medium maturity cycle, 110-115 days
  • round bulb with an intense white colour, good coverage that allows mechanical harvesting
  • Good adaptability
  • Storage 6 months

 

MSX6915 F1

  • Medium maturity cycle, 110-115 days
  • Perfectly spherical and uniform bulbs with a bright white colour
  • Excellent for mechanical harvesting, high percentage of monocentric bulbs
  • Storage 6-7 months
  • IR: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae (FUSARIUM BASAL ROT);

IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)

 

PRIMO BLANCO F1

  • Medium late maturity cycle, 120 days
  • Well covered spherical bulbs with big size potential, intense white colour, with good coverage and high dry matter content percentage
  • Excellent for mechanical harvesting
  • Storage 6-7 months

 

 

MSX88188 F1

  • Medium late maturity, 115-120 days
  • uniform round bulbs of deep purplish-red colour, high percentage of monocentric bulbs, well covered bulb
  • MSX88188 combines high uniformity with an excellent sizing ability. thin neck, for long storage
  • Storage 9-10 months

 

 

ROJO DURO

  • Medium late maturity, 120 days
  • Medium-sized round and well covered bulbs, good skin retention and intense red-violet colour, red marked rings
  • Great storability, high percentage of dry matter content that makes it suitable for mechanical harvest as well as storage
  • Storage 9-10 months

 

MSX352

Medium late maturity, 120-125 days

  • Oblong bulbs with nice pink skin layers, attractive appearance
  • Uniform bulbs, rustic plant
  • Storage 6-7 months

 

 

MSX101098 F1

  • Medium late maturity cycle, 120-125 days
  • Bright bronzed yellow bulbs, round shape, big sizing ability
  • Uniformity, high yield and consistency. Particularly suitable for drip irrigation
  • Storage life: 6-8 months

TOP SPRING F1

  • Overwintering type
  • Extra early maturity cycle. Suitable for production areas with mild winter
  • Globular shaped and uniform bulbs, with a beautiful bright golden yellow colour, sweet taste
  • for fresh market consumption

 

TOP STAR F1

  • Overwintering type
  • Early maturity cycle
  • Globular shaped and uniform bulbs, good attitude to reach weight, with a beautiful bright golden yellow colour, low pungency
  • Storage 1-2 months

 

VENERE

  • Overwintering type
  • Medium maturity cycle
  • Roundish, medium calibre, brown coloured bulbs
  • This variety represents a good compromise between yield and bulb quality, good tolerance to bolting
  • Storage 2-3 months

 

ALBATROS

 

  • Overwintering type
  • Medium late maturity cycle
  • Round shape bulbs, medium and uniform size, excellent brown color
  • Bulb of good consistency suited to mechanical harvesting and hard handling
  • Storage life: 3-4 months

 

MSX305

  • Overwintering type
  • Medium early maturity cycle
  • Round shaped, brilliant white big sized bulbs
  • combines the good appearance of the bulbs at the precocity
  • for fresh market consumption

 

PRIMULA ROSSA

  • Overwintering type
  • Early maturity cycle
  • Roundish bulbs, with an intense dark red colour, in section shows red-marked rings
  • Early and attractive
  • Storage 2-3 months

MSX335 F1

  • Short day onion
  • Medium maturity cycle, full ripe a few days after the TEG 502, 165 days
  • Golden yellow spherical bulbs, high class size
  • Excellent uniformity and productivity
  • IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR); IR: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae (FUSARIUM BASAL ROT)

 

TEXAS EARLY GRANO 502

  • Short day onion
  • Medium early maturity cycle, 160 days
  • Slightly flattened, roundish bulbs with an intense golden yellow colour, good size
  • Its good adaptability still makes Texas Grano 502 one of the most know variety
  • IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)

 

 

WHITE MOON F1

  • Short day onion
  • Medium late maturity cycle
  • Round bright white bulbs with a high size
  • Excellent uniformity and productivity
  • HR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)

POMPEI EXTRA EARLY

  • Short day onion
  • Very early maturity cycle
  • White flattened bulbs, round as silverskin
  • The earliest variety, nevertheless very good yielding

 

AVIV

  • Short day onion
  • Early maturity cycle
  • White flat bulbs, round as silverskin
  • Good productivity thanks to by the versatility and adaptability that manifests Aviv

POMPEI

  • Short day onion
  • Medium early maturity cycle
  • White flattened bulbs, round as silverskin
  • Productive and uniform variety

STUTTGARTER RIESEN

  • Medium maturity cycle
  • Flat bulb, dark bronzed

 

STURON

  • Long day onion
  • Medium maturity cycle, good storability, strong root system

 

RED BARON

  • Long day onion
  • Medium maturity cycle, globe bulbs deep red coloured

 

SOUTHPORT WHITE GLOBE

  • Long day onion
  • Medium maturity cycle, globular bulbs, deep white skin
  • Good storability , suitable for mechanical harvesting

 

SENSHYU YELLOW

  • Short day onion “overwinterning”
  • Medium early maturity cycle for the segment “onionsets”, globular bulbs with golden skin

Maraldi Sementi has a long time experience in onion breeding and seed production

The breeding program is aimed to introduce new high-value hybrids suitable for long-term storage, with high uniformity and tolerance to the most common diseases  (Pyrenochaeta terrestris and Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cepae),

The product development process takes place in close contact with qualified partners to validate the most promising hybrids in specific production areas for different production cycles; the assessment of the environmental effect and of the hybrids adaptability to the different areas is of primary importance for obtaining competitive and reliable commercial varieties.

MSX101034 F1

  • Very early maturity, 85-90 days
  • Brilliant bronzed yellow coloured bulbs, round in shape, big sized with good bulb consistency
  • MSX101034 F1 combines earliness with medium term storability, suitable for mechanical harvest
  • Storage 4-6 months

 

MSX101005 F1

  • Medium early maturity, 105-110 days
  • Bulbs of intense bronze colour, round shaped, great consistency
  • Very uniform bulbs, round with a small neck
  • Storage 6-8 months

HYDENS F1

  • Medium late maturity cycle, 120-125 days
  • Very dark bronzed yellow bulbs, big sized round shaped bulb
  • High uniformity, small neck bulbs, plant with very erect leaves and rustic root system. It has 3-4 very dark skin layers. Perfect for mechanical harvesting
  • Storage 9-10 months, high percentage of dry matter content
  • IR: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae (FUSARIUM BASAL ROT)

 

 

 

RAMONA

  • Late maturity cycle, 125-130 days
  • Dark bronze coloured bulbs, excellent consistency, thick skin with good retention
  • Consistent bulb, suitable for mechanical harvesting and long storage
  • Storage 9-10 months

 

ALBACHIARA

  • Early maturity cycle, 95 days
  • Large round bulbs, bright white colour
  • Really high quality bulb for an early harvesting variety
  • Storage 4 months

 

BIANCANEVE

  • Medium maturity cycle, 110-115 days
  • round bulb with an intense white colour, good coverage that allows mechanical harvesting
  • Good adaptability
  • Storage 6 months

 

MSX6915 F1

  • Medium maturity cycle, 110-115 days
  • Perfectly spherical and uniform bulbs with a bright white colour
  • Excellent for mechanical harvesting, high percentage of monocentric bulbs
  • Storage 6-7 months
  • IR: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae (FUSARIUM BASAL ROT);

IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)

 

PRIMO BLANCO F1

  • Medium late maturity cycle, 120 days
  • Well covered spherical bulbs with big size potential, intense white colour, with good coverage and high dry matter content percentage
  • Excellent for mechanical harvesting
  • Storage 6-7 months

 

 

MSX88188 F1

  • Medium late maturity, 115-120 days
  • uniform round bulbs of deep purplish-red colour, high percentage of monocentric bulbs, well covered bulb
  • MSX88188 combines high uniformity with an excellent sizing ability. thin neck, for long storage
  • Storage 9-10 months

 

 

ROJO DURO

  • Medium late maturity, 120 days
  • Medium-sized round and well covered bulbs, good skin retention and intense red-violet colour, red marked rings
  • Great storability, high percentage of dry matter content that makes it suitable for mechanical harvest as well as storage
  • Storage 9-10 months

 

MSX352

Medium late maturity, 120-125 days

  • Oblong bulbs with nice pink skin layers, attractive appearance
  • Uniform bulbs, rustic plant
  • Storage 6-7 months

 

 

MSX101098 F1

  • Medium late maturity cycle, 120-125 days
  • Bright bronzed yellow bulbs, round shape, big sizing ability
  • Uniformity, high yield and consistency. Particularly suitable for drip irrigation
  • Storage life: 6-8 months

TOP SPRING F1

  • Overwintering type
  • Extra early maturity cycle. Suitable for production areas with mild winter
  • Globular shaped and uniform bulbs, with a beautiful bright golden yellow colour, sweet taste
  • for fresh market consumption

 

TOP STAR F1

  • Overwintering type
  • Early maturity cycle
  • Globular shaped and uniform bulbs, good attitude to reach weight, with a beautiful bright golden yellow colour, low pungency
  • Storage 1-2 months

 

VENERE

  • Overwintering type
  • Medium maturity cycle
  • Roundish, medium calibre, brown coloured bulbs
  • This variety represents a good compromise between yield and bulb quality, good tolerance to bolting
  • Storage 2-3 months

 

ALBATROS

 

  • Overwintering type
  • Medium late maturity cycle
  • Round shape bulbs, medium and uniform size, excellent brown color
  • Bulb of good consistency suited to mechanical harvesting and hard handling
  • Storage life: 3-4 months

 

MSX305

  • Overwintering type
  • Medium early maturity cycle
  • Round shaped, brilliant white big sized bulbs
  • combines the good appearance of the bulbs at the precocity
  • for fresh market consumption

 

PRIMULA ROSSA

  • Overwintering type
  • Early maturity cycle
  • Roundish bulbs, with an intense dark red colour, in section shows red-marked rings
  • Early and attractive
  • Storage 2-3 months

MSX335 F1

  • Short day onion
  • Medium maturity cycle, full ripe a few days after the TEG 502, 165 days
  • Golden yellow spherical bulbs, high class size
  • Excellent uniformity and productivity
  • IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR); IR: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae (FUSARIUM BASAL ROT)

 

TEXAS EARLY GRANO 502

  • Short day onion
  • Medium early maturity cycle, 160 days
  • Slightly flattened, roundish bulbs with an intense golden yellow colour, good size
  • Its good adaptability still makes Texas Grano 502 one of the most know variety
  • IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)

 

 

WHITE MOON F1

  • Short day onion
  • Medium late maturity cycle
  • Round bright white bulbs with a high size
  • Excellent uniformity and productivity
  • HR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)

POMPEI EXTRA EARLY

  • Short day onion
  • Very early maturity cycle
  • White flattened bulbs, round as silverskin
  • The earliest variety, nevertheless very good yielding

 

AVIV

  • Short day onion
  • Early maturity cycle
  • White flat bulbs, round as silverskin
  • Good productivity thanks to by the versatility and adaptability that manifests Aviv

POMPEI

  • Short day onion
  • Medium early maturity cycle
  • White flattened bulbs, round as silverskin
  • Productive and uniform variety

STUTTGARTER RIESEN

  • Medium maturity cycle
  • Flat bulb, dark bronzed

 

STURON

  • Long day onion
  • Medium maturity cycle, good storability, strong root system

 

RED BARON

  • Long day onion
  • Medium maturity cycle, globe bulbs deep red coloured

 

SOUTHPORT WHITE GLOBE

  • Long day onion
  • Medium maturity cycle, globular bulbs, deep white skin
  • Good storability , suitable for mechanical harvesting

 

SENSHYU YELLOW

  • Short day onion “overwinterning”
  • Medium early maturity cycle for the segment “onionsets”, globular bulbs with golden skin
INTERMEDIATE AND LONG DAY ONIONS (Allium cepa L.)
Item Maturity cycle Exterior colour Coverage level (A) Consistency (B) Storability  (C) Productivity (D) Pungency (E) Tollerance / Resistance
MSX101034 F1 Very early Brilliant bronzed yellow 6 7 7 8 3
MSX101005 F1 Early Intense bronzed yellow 8 8 8 8 4
HYDENS F1 Medium late Very dark bronzed yellow 9 8 9 8 5 IR: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae (FUSARIUM BASAL ROT)
RAMONA Late Dark bronze 8 8 8 8 6
ALBACHIARA Early Bright white 7 7 7 9 6
BIANCANEVE Medium Intense white 7 8 7 8 7
MSX6915 F1 Medium Bright white 8 8 8 9 7 IR: Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae;                             IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)
PRIMO BLANCO F1 Medium late Intese white 9 7 8 8 7
MSX88188 F1 Medium late Intense purplish red 9 8 9 8 5
ROJO DURO Medium late Intense red-violet 8 8 8 7 5
MSX352 Medium late Coppery red 7 8 7 7 3
MSX101098 F1 Medium late Bright bronzed yellow 7 7 7 9 3
SHORT DAY OVERWINTERING ONIONS (Allium cepa L.)
TOP SPRING F1 Estra early Bright golden yellow 6 5 5 9 1
TOP STAR F1 Early Bright golden yellow 6 6 6 8 2
VENERE Medium Brown 6 6 6 7 2
ALBATROS Medium late Brown 7 6 7 7 3
MSX305 Medium early Brilliant white 6 6 5 8 4
PRIMULA ROSSA Early Intense dark red 7 6 7 7 4
SHORT DAY ONION (TO BE GROWN LOWER OF 35° LATITUDE) (Allium cepa L.)
MSX335 F1 Medium Golden yellow 7 7 7 9 2 IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR); Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. Cepae (FUSARIUM BASAL ROT)
TEXAS EARLY GRNAO 502 Medium Golden yellow 6 6 7 8 2 IR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)
WHITE MOON F1 Medium late Bright white 7 6 6 8 6 HR: Pyrenochaeta (PRR)

 

 

table legend:
A) Coverage level 1= Little coverage 10= Very good coverage
B) Consistency 1= Low consistency 10= High consistency
C) Storability 1= very short storage life 10= Lond storage life
D) Productivity 1= Low yielding 10= High yielding
E) Pungency 1= Low pungency 10= High pungency