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An outstanding early-mid maturing hybrid, RIO RED ROCKS is slow to bolt and produces flat-globed shaped bulbs which are predominantly single centred. With reasonable storage ability, RIO RED ROCKS has firm bulbs with good skin retention and is suitable for storing and shipping. Producing highly uniform bulbs with regards to bulb size and shape, RIO RED ROCKS has excellent colour.

Variety Features

Red/purple bulb colour
Granex shaped bulb
Good bulb firmness

Agronomic Considerations

A hybrid variety
Suitable for overwintering in Canterbury
A very vigorous variety and as such does not require high inputs of nitrogen

Disease Resistances


Market Segment

Domestic market
Export market

Sowing Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Pack Sizes

100M, 1,000M, 2,500M