A new white onion variety ‘Bhima Safed’ for Kharif

7th February, 2015, Rajgurunagar

ICAR- Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar has developed and released white onion line ‘NRCWO-3’, christened as ‘Bhima Safed’. It is suitable for cultivation in Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu. This is a medium maturing (110-120 days) variety having white, round to oval bulbs of mainly 70-80 g. It has 11-12% TSS and is thus suitable both for table and processing. Its average yield in multilocational trials in the recommended zones was 185 q/ha.It has less than 5% doubles and bolters.

A new white onion variety 'Bhima Safed' for Kharif

(Source: ICAR- Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Rajgurunagar)