2009 Variety Guide
 

The best variety choice is one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and provide good yields and grades over a wide range of growing conditions. With so many varieties to choose from, careful consideration should go into this part of your planting decision.

Factors affecting variety selection include field history, irrigation, planting and harvest capabilities, seed availability and quality and marketing. Weigh these factors according to your own needs and capacity to achieve.

Study the variety descriptions and the trial data. If you are thinking of planting a new variety, then follow up by asking questions of researchers and other growers about their experiences with those varieties. Doing your homework on variety choices and possible markets will get this season off to a good start.

RUNNER-TYPE VARIETIES
AP-3: This variety offers good Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) resistance for the medium maturity group. It has high pod yields and excellent resistance to white mold. The pods and seed are slightly larger than Georgia Green. AP-3 was developed at the University of Florida’s North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna.

Yield Performance Of Runner-Type Varieties In Tifton, Ga., Irrigated, 2006-2007.

(Source: University of Georgia)

Variety 2006
Yield
(lb/a)
2007
Yield
(lb/a)
2008
Yield
(lb/a)
Georgia-01R 5028 6101 4981
C-99R 5548 5805 4400
AT-3085RO 5347 5682 5198
Georgia-06G 6034 5618 4959
Georgia-02C 5573 5524 4357
Georgia Greener 6072 5477 5018
Tifguard n/a 5442 5198
AT-3081R 5359 5376 4868
Florida-07 5779 5376 5483
AP-4 n/a 5296 4869
McCloud 4993 5256 5337
AP-3 5160 5227 4749
Georgia-03L 5548 5196 4276
York 4805 5109 4762
Georgia Green 5578 5009 4067
CRSP 702 n/a n/a 4747
Georgia-07W n/a n/a 5451
 
 

Yield Performance Of Runner-Type Varieties In Midville, Ga., Irrigated, 2006-2007.

(Source: University of Georgia)

Variety 2006
Yield
(lb/a)
2007
Yield
(lb/a)
2008
Yield
(lb/a)
Georgia-06G 2915 4801 6304
Florida-07 4121 4709 5422
York 3792 4618 3961
Georgia Greener 3079 4326 6081
C-99R 4230 4306 5039
Georgia-02C 4345 4223 4588
Georgia-03L 3299 4200 5709
Georgia-01R 4261 4041 5853
McCloud 3455 3954 5817
AT-3081R 4081 3917 5567
Georgia Green 3183 3796 4943
AP-3 3435 3688 5091
AP-4 n/a 4274 5382
Tifguard n/a 4055 5735
CRSP 702 n/a n/a 5351
AT3085RO n/a n/a 6195

Yield Performance Of Runner-Type Varieties, Plains, Ga., Non-Irrigated, 2006-2008 and Irrigated, 2008.

(Source: University of Georgia)

Runner
Variety
2006
Yield
(lb/A)
2007
Yield
(lb/A)
2008
Yield
(lb/A)
2006
(Irrigated)
Georgia Greener 3956 4347 4222 4595
Florida-07 3965 4196 4357 4447
Tifguard n/a 4625 3704 3441
Georgia-06G 3810 4159 3985 4167
Georgia-02C 3966 4116 3927 5002
AP-4 n/a 4054 3805 3593
AP-3 3126 3887 3693 3349
York 3605 3769 3852 3902
McCloud 3054 3724 4163 3188
Georgia-01R 3259 3688 4045 4345
Georgia-03L 4008 3576 4107 4211
AT-3081R 4066 3146 3775 3596
C-99R 3006 3068 4081 4138
Georgia Green 3296 3022 2933 3557
Georgia-07W n/a n/a 4009 3920
CRSP 702 n/a n/a 3854 4373
 
 

Maturity Range Of Runner-Type Peanut Cultivars

(Source: University of Georgia)

Cultivar Maturity Range
Georgia Green 125-145 DAP
Andru II 1 week earlier
Georgia-03L Same
Georgia-06G Same
Georgia Greener Same
Georgia-07W Same
Tifguard Same
AT-3081R Same
AT-3085RO Same
Florida-07 Same
McCloud Same
AP-3 Same
Carver Same
Georgia-02C 1-2 weeks later
Georgia-01R 2-3 weeks later
C-99R 2-3 weeks later
Tifrunner 2-3 weeks later
York 2-3 weeks later
Source: Dr. William D. Branch, Crop and Soil Sciences Dept., Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton.
Days after planting relative to Georgia Green; weather conditions and stress can greatly influence maturity.


Three-Year Average Yield Of Irrigated And Dryland Peanut Varieties, Wiregrass Research And Extension Center, Headland, Ala. 2006-2008.

(Source: Auburn University)

  Irrigated Dryland
Variety 2008
(lb/A)
3-Year Avg.
(lb/A)
2008
(lb/A)
3-Year Avg.
(lb/A)
Georgia-05E 6104 n/a 5540 n/a
Georgia-02C 6069 5368 5013 4434
AP-3 6078 5663 4710 4338
Georgia-07W 5858 n/a 5668 n/a
C-99R 5816 5486 5022 4694
York 5763 5372 5147 4534
Georgia-06G 5707 n/a 5525 n/a
Florida-07 5597 6330 5120 5065
Georgia-03L 5529 5831 5133 4610
Georgia Greener 5307 n/a 5365 n/a
Tifguard 5139 5545 5080 4626
AP-4 5050 n/a 5035 n/a
Andru II 4877 5046 4029 3905
Florida Fancy* 4864 n/a 4999 n/a
AT 215 4622 n/a 4358 n/a
McCloud 4580 5268 4955 4674
Georgia Green 4526 4982 4527 3991
AT-3085RO 4491 6026 4821 4505
* Virginia type        
Complete test data available at www.ag.auburn.edu, then search for Peanut Variety Test.

AP-4: This is a medium-maturity (130 to 135 days) runner-type variety released by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in 2006. It has demonstrated very good yield potential and excellent grades in Florida tests. AP-4 has very good resistance to TSWV and slightly better white mold resistance than Georgia Green. The seed of AP-4 is larger than that of Georgia Green. AP-4 has a runner growth habit with prominent center stem. Seed will be very limited in 2008, and it will be marketed exclusively through Birdsong Peanuts.

AT-215: This variety offers high-oleic oil chemistry and a large seed size. It is similar in size, maturity and appearance to ViruGard, with a prominent mainstem and spreading growth habit. It is early maturing at 120 to 125 days in the Southeast and 130 to 135 days in West Texas.

AT-3081R: This runner-type variety has slightly larger pod and seed size than Georgia Green and a normal fatty-acid profile. It has a very prominent mainstem and spreading growth habit. It offers high yields and grades and has good to very good resistance to TSWV, but is susceptible to late leaf spot. It matures at 130 to 140 days in the Southeast.

AT-3085RO: This variety has very good resistance to spotted wilt and a high yield and grade potential. It has high-oleic oil chemistry, pink seed coat and is larger in pod and seed size than Georgia Green. It matures in 130 to 140 days in the Southeast, has a very prominent mainstem and is susceptible to late leaf spot.

Carver: This medium-maturing variety, also developed at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, has very good pod yield and grade. Carver has very good resistance to TSWV, good resistance to CBR, some resistance to white mold, but is susceptible to leaf spot disease.

C-99R: C-99R is a late-maturing variety with excellent pod yields across a wide range of locations and very good grades. It has resistance to leaf spot, white mold, rust and a small level of resistance to CBR. The seed are larger than the average runner, so calcium should be applied to optimize performance. This variety was developed through the University of Florida.

Flavor Runner 458: A high oleic runner-type variety widely planted in West Texas. Somewhat slow emergence compared to Tamrun lines, but yields and grades competitively with most runner lines, especially in high-yielding environments. FR 458 is susceptible to most diseases affecting peanut.

Florida-07R: This is a medium-to-late runner market-type peanut released from the University of Florida in 2006. It has shown excellent yield potential with good grades. Seed is similar in size to C-99R and, for this reason, gypsum is recommended. It has good-to-excellent resistance to TSWV, some white mold resistance and tolerance to leafspot. Florida-07 has high-oleic oil chemistry with good-to-excellent roasting, blanching and processing characteristics.

Georgia-07W: High-yielding, TSWV and white mold resistant, runner-type variety, Georgia-07W was developed at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton. The variety has shown a high level of resistance to TSWV and white mold. Georgia-07W has more of a runner growth habit, dark green foliage and medium maturity similar to Georgia Green. It offers excellent yield, grade and dollar value return per acre.

Georgia-06G: A high-yielding, large-seeded, runner-type variety, Georgia-06G was developed at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton. The variety has shown a high level of resistance to TSWV. Georgia-06G has an intermediate or decumbent runner growth habit, dark green foliage and medium maturity similar to Georgia Green. Georgia-06G combines high TSWV resistance with medium maturity and excellent yield, grade and dollar value return per acre.

Georgia-01R: Developed at UGA’s Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, this variety has shown good resistance to TSWV, early and late leaf spot, white mold, CBR, leafhoppers and leaf scorch. It has good yields and grades and has the same late maturity, spreading runner growth habit and lighter seed coat color as C-99R.

Georgia-02C: Released in 2002 as a new high-oleic runner-type cultivar, Georgia 02C can have later maturity than Georgia Green with seed and pod size slightly larger. It has a spreading runner growth habit, with excellent TSWV and CBR resistance.

Georgia-03L: A high-yielding, largepodded runner variety, Georgia-03L was developed at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton. The variety has shown a high level of resistance to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus and moderate resistance to soilborne diseases. Georgia-03L has maturity similar to Georgia Green with pods and seed size significantly larger.

Georgia Green: High yields, good grades and resistance to TSWV and white mold made Georgia Green a popular variety. An increased dollar return per acre compared with other runner varieties and a significantly higher percentage of total sound mature kernels (TSMK) complement the disease resistance. Georgia Green does not have resistance to leaf spot.

Georgia Greener: A high-yielding, typical-seeded, runner-type variety, Georgia Greener was developed at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton. The variety has shown a high level of resistance to TSWV. As the name implies, it has dark green foliage, intermediate or decumbent runner growth habit and typical runner seed size. Georgia Greener combines high TSWV resistance with medium maturity and excellent yield, grade and dollar value return per acre.

Variety selection and point values as it appears
in the Peanut Disease Risk Index and the
Peanut Rx program.

(Source: University of Georgia)

Variety TSWV Points Leaf Spot Points Soilborne Disease Points
      White mold Limb rot
Flavorunner 458 50 * * *
NC-V11 35 30 30 25
AT-215 30 * * *
Georgia Green 30 20 25 15
Andru II 25 30 25 25
Florida Fancy 25 * * *
McCloud 20 25 20 *
AP-4 20 20 15 *
C-99R 20 15 15 25
AT 3085RO 15 30 25 *
Georgia-05E 15 20 25 *
Georgia Greener 15 20 25 *
Georgia-02C 15 20 10 20
Georgia-O3L 15 15 10 20
AP-3 10 25 10 25
Georgia-06G 10 20 20 *
Florida-07 10 20 15 *
Georgia-07W 10 15 10 *
Tifguard 10 15 10 *
York 10 10 5 *
Georganic 5 10 10 *
* unknown
The greater the value of points, the more risk associated with that variety for that disease. Data for newer varieties is limited and point values may undergo changes. Varieties Georgia-02C and Tifguard appear to have increased resistance to Cylindrocaldium Black Rot than do other varieties commonly planted in Georgia. Varieties AP-3 and C-99R are less resistant to CBR and are not recommended in fields where CBR is a problem. Tifguard has excellent resistance to peanut root-knot nematode.
For more information on varieties and disease risk, go to www.ugapeanuts.com, and click on Peanut Update.
 

McCloud: This is a medium maturity runner market-type released from the University of Florida in 2006. It has shown good-to-excellent pod yields with excellent grades. Seed of McCloud is larger than Georgia Green. It has good resistance to TSWV and is similar to Georgia Green in its resistance to other diseases. It has high-oleic oil chemistry, and flavor, blanching and processing traits are good-to-excellent.

NemaTAM: A release from the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas A&M University, this runner variety is highly resistant to the root knot nematode (Meloidogyne arenaria). Yields are equal to Florunner with no nematodes present. It is not resistant to TSWV.

Tamrun OL01: A high oleic Texas A&M release similar to Tamrun 96. Pods and seed are much larger than Flavor Runner 458 and a little larger than Tamrun 96 and OL02. Disease resistance nearly equal to Tamrun 96. Tamrun OL01 may have higher sugar content than most varieties and has produced hard seed in some situations. Variety is popular in South Texas due to TSWV resistance.

Tamrun OL02: A high oleic Texas A&M runner with yields comparable to Flavor Runner 458 and disease resistance similar to Tamrun 96 with tolerance to TSWV, pod rot and southern blight. Tamrun OL02 has seed size slightly larger than Flavor Runner 458 and lower sugar content than Tamrun OL01 and Flavor Runner 458.

Tamrun OL07: Medium-to-late maturing high oleic Texas A&M release has improved disease resistance compared to Tamrun OL01 and OL02 and FR 458. Yield similar to these varieties in disease-free situations, but significantly higher in the presences of TSWV or Sclerotinia blight. Seed size intermediate between Tamrun OL02 and OL01.

Three-Year (2006-2008) Average Field Performance Of Medium-Maturing Varieties
In Three Locations In Florida.

(Source: University of Florida)

Variety Yield (lb/A)
2006-2008
Yield (lb/A)
2007-2008
TSMK (%)
2006-2008
TSMK (%)
2007-2008
TSWV (1-10)
2006-2008
TSWV (1-10)
2007-2008
Florida-07** 5217 5061 77 75 2 2
AP-4 4743 4907 77 77 2 2
Georgia-06G - 4894 - 80 - 3
AT3085A** 4489 4411 76 75 3 3
AP-3 4336 4313 74 74 2 2
Georgia-03L 4287 4177 77 76 3 3
McCloud** 4248 4274 76 77 3 2
Georgia Green 4066 4228 78 78 3 3
*TSWV ratings (1= no disease); ** high-oleic oil chemistry

Tifguard: Devoloped by USDA’s Agriculture Research Service in Tifton, Ga., Tifguard has resistance to nematodes so as to be characterized as “near immunity,” and it offers good yields and grades, especially in places where there would be no yield from other varieties. It offers good resistance to TSWV and maturity is similar to Georgia Green.

Three-Year (2006-2008) Average Field
Performance Of Late-Maturing Varieties In
Three Locations In Florida.

(Source: University of Florida)

Runner
Variety
Yield
(lb/A)
TSMK
(%)
TSWV
(1-10)*
C-99R 4518
77 2
York** 4348
75 2
Georgia-02C** 4316 81 2
*TSWV ratings (1= no disease); ** high-oleic oil chemistry
 

Tifrunner: Devoloped by USDA’s Agriculture Research Service in Tifton, Ga., this is a late-maturing, large-seeded runner variety. It exhibits a high level of resistance to TSWV and moderate resistance to both early and late leaf spot.

York: This is a late maturity runner-type peanut with excellent yield potential and good grades. Released from the University of Florida in 2006, seed size is similar to Georgia Green. It has excellent resistance to TSWV, white mold and leafspot. The level of leafspot resistance allows for a reduction in fungicide sprays in a good rotation. York has high-oleic oil chemistry with excellent flavor and processing traits.


VIRGINIA-TYPE VARIETIES

AT-07V: This Virginia-type variety has mid-oleic oil chemistry and is early maturing at 130 to 135 days in West Texas. It is not resistant to TSWV. It is an excellent size for inshell production.

Yield Performance Of Virginia-Type Varieties,
Tifton, Ga., Irrigated, 2006-2008.

(Source: University of Georgia)

Virginia
Variety
2006
Yield
(lb/a)
2007
Yield
(lb/a)
2008
Yield
(lb/a)
Georgia-05E 5324 6056 5738
Georgia Hi-O/L 5552 4916 4306
CHAMPS 5168 5103 4427
NC-V11 4415 4952 3911
Gregory 4559 5028 4826
Perry 4832 4952 3795
Georgia-08V n/a n/a 5378
 

Yield Performance Of Virginia-Type Varieties, Plains, Ga., Irrigated, 2006-2008.

(Source: University of Georgia)

Virginia
Variety
2006
Yield
(lb/a)
2007
Yield
(lb/a)
2008
Yield
(lb/a)
Georgia-05E 5043 5400 4474
Georgia Hi-O/L 4745 4581 3478
CHAMPS 4443 3988 3247
NC-V11 3997 4101 3027
Gregory 4324 4591 3739
Perry 4412 4163 3138
Georgia-08V n/a n/a 4086


Bailey: Bailey is a new Virginia-market type that expresses moderate to high resistance to tomato spotted wilt, CBR, and Sclerotinia blight. Pod size and maturity are similar to NC-V 11.

Brantley: This high-oleic trait Virginia-market type variety is susceptible to most peanut diseases. This variety is essentially a high oleic version of NC 7.

Champs: This is a large-seeded variety that matures slightly earlier than Wilson. It is intermediate in resistance to tomato spotted wilt and is moderately susceptible to most other diseases.

Florida Fancy: This is a medium maturing (130 to 135 days) Virginia-type variety released by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in 2006. It has about 85 to 95 percent fancy pods and is similar in seed size to the typical Virginia-type varieties NC-V11 and Perry, but is not as large as Gregory. The growth habit resembles runner varieties. Its resistance to TSWV is better than that of Georgia Green, and its reaction to white mold and leaf spot is similar to that of Georgia Green. Pod yield of Florida Fancy has been very good, especially in sandy soils. In 2008, seed will be limited.

Georgia-05E: This Virginia-type variety, released by the University of Georgia, Coastal Plain Experiment Station, combines high yield and grade with high-oleic oil chemistry and multiple disease and insect resistances. It has runner growth habit, later maturity and high percentage of extra-large kernels.

Georgia HI-O/L: This large-seeded high O/L ratio peanut variety, released in 1999 by the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station, combines high yield with TSWV resistance comparable to Georgia Green. It has an intermediate runner growth habit, pink seedcoat color, a large proportion of extra large kernels and is similar to Florunner in maturity.

Disease Response Of Cultivars Grown In Virginia

(Source: North Carolina State University)

Variety TSWV Early Leaf Spot Late Leaf Spot Sclerotinia CBR Web Blotch
NC 7 VS MR S VS VS MS
NC V-11 MS S MS S S VS
NC 12C VS MR VS VS MR MS
Perry VS MR VS MR MR MR
VA 98R MS S MS MS VS VS
Gregory MR S VS S MS MS
Wilson MR S S S VS MS
Brantley S S S VS S MS
CHAMPS MS S VS MS MR S
Phillips S S S VS VS MS
Georgia Green MR S MR S MR unknown
VS = Very Susceptible, S = Susceptible, MS = Moderately Susceptible, MR = Moderately Resistant.

 

Summary of performance and grade for lines entered in the 2000-2008 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) program.

(Source: North Carolina State University)

Variety Jumbo Pods
(%)
Fancy Pods
(%)
ELK
(%)
SMK
(%)
Yield
(lb/A)
Value
($/A)
NC V-11 31.1 45.6 35.2 65.8 4462 785
NC 12C 53.1 30.7 47 66.9 4154 754
Gregory 70.4 20.2 47.9 64.3 4307 733
Perry 30.5 44.6 40.5 66.8 4180 757
Phillips 39 43.1 47 66.9 4449 801
Brantley 63.5 24.2 50.2 65.4 4158 730
VA 98R 30.5 44.3 37.2 65.3 4386 769
Wilson 36.5 45.2 35 63.4 4504 761
CHAMPS 37.9 44.3 39.3 67.2 4317 772
Florida Fancy 55 29.7 42.1 64.6 4327 779
VS = Very Susceptible, S = Susceptible, MS = Moderately Susceptible, MR = Moderately Resistant.

 

Gregory: This is a large-seeded Virginia-type peanut with growth habit intermediate between bunch and runner, a pink seed coat, and a high percentage of jumbo pods and extra-large kernels. It is susceptible to most diseases and insect pests. Because of its large seed size, Gregory has a high calcium requirement and may show reduced seedling vigor compared with other varieties. Gregory offers good resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus for Virginia-market types.

Summary of performance of Virginia-type
lines from the 1996-2007 Uniform Peanut Performance Test. Data from the
Virginia-Carolina region.

(Source: North Carolina State University)

Variety Yield
(lb/a)
Fancy Pods
(%)
ELK
(%)
SMK
(%)
Perry 3974 84.3 44.7 70.2
Phillips 4156 80.5 46.6 70.7
Brantley 4424 92.8 54 71
Bailey 5250 77 45.1 72.3
VA 98R 4025 77.1 39.3 71
Wilson 4136 77.2 36.1 69
CHAMPS 4182 82.2 39.4 70.4
Georgia Hi-O/L 3196 65.4 43.3 72.3
Georgia-05E 3463 70.9 46.6 74.4
Georgia-08V 4744 78.7 47.4 73.2


NC-V 11: Under good conditions, NC-V 11 has very high yield and dollar value per acre. Maturity is about the same as NC 7. NC-V11 produces fewer fancy pods and a lower percentage of ELKs than NC 7. NC-V11 has a spreading runner growth habit. It is less susceptible to TSWV then other Virginia-type varieties.

NC 12C: This variety is a large-seeded, CBR-resistant variety similar in maturity, plant type, seed size, shape, seed coat color and yield to NC 7. NC 12C is very susceptible to Sclerotinia blight. The pods have a thin hull with a tendency to darken on roasting. Avoid pod damage during combining to minimize price penalty resulting from excessive levels of loose shelled kernels.

Perry: Perry is a high-yielding, large-seeded, CBR-resistant variety. Perry is less susceptible to Sclerotinia blight and web blotch than other Virginia-type varieties, but tends to have high susceptbility to TSWV. Maturity is approximately 14 days later than that of NC 7. Growth habit is intermediate between runner and bunch types. Perry has a pink seed coat and good pod color. Fancy pod and ELK percentage is slightly lower than NC 7.

Phillips: Another release from North Carolina ARS, NCSU and USDA-ARS, Phillips is a Virginia-type with a high yield of bright fancy pods. It has runner growth habit, medium green foliage and large seeds with 34 percent jumbo pods and 45 percent fancy pods. This variety was not developed to carry any particular disease resistance.

VA 98R: This is an early maturing large-seeded peanut with some tolerance to Sclerotinia blight. It is characterized by a runner growth habit. It is susceptible to all other peanut diseases in the region. It matures approximately seven days earlier than NC 12C.

VC-2: This Virginia-type variety has a high-oleic oil chemistry with a pod size smaller than NC-7. It is well-suited for West Texas.

Wilson: This is a large-seeded variety that matures similar to VA 98R with a semi-runner growth habit. It offers resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus similar to VA 98R and better than Perry.


SPANISH-TYPE VARIETIES

AT 9899-14: This small-statured high-oleic variety is a spreading growth (runner) plant type and matures about two weeks later than Tamspan 90 in West Texas. Not resistant to TSWV. Trial yields are significantly lower than common Spanish peanut varieties. Variety can produce a prolific number of pods, and peg attachment is weak.

Yield And Grade Performance Of Spanish-Type Varieties, Tifton, Ga, Irrigated, 2008.

(Source: University of Georgia)

Spanish
Variety
Yield
(lb/A)
TSMK
(%)
OK
(%)
DK
(%)
Georgia-04S* 3649 71 5 0
Georgia Browne 3506 72 5 0.5
Tamnut OL06 3187 66.5 4 0.5
Tamspan 90 2812 70 5 0
OLin* 2689 67 6 1
Spanco 1989 64.5 7.5 1
Pronto 1945 61.5 9 1
 

Three- And Five-Year Average Field Performance Of Spanish-Type Varieties In West Texas, 2004-2008.

(Source: Texas AgriLife Extension Service, TAMU)

  Three-Year
'06-08
Five-Year
'04-08
Variety Avg. Yield
(lb/A)
Avg. TSMK
(%)
Avg. Yield
(lb/A)
Avg. TSMK
(%)
Tamspan 90 4411 71.9 4549 73
OLin* 4258 73.8 4366 74.6
Spanco 4245 73 n/a n/a
Tamnut OL06* 4267 71.2 n/a n/a
AT 9899-14* 3823 72.8 3914 72.3
FlavorRunner 458* 4685 74 n/a n/a
*High Oleic.
Grade data excludes 2008 results.
 

Georgia-04S: A high-yielding, high-oleic, Spanish-type variety, Georgia-04S was developed at the UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station. Intended for the same market, Georgia-04S has later maturity and pod and seed size similar to other Spanish-market types. Georgia-04S has shown significantly higher yield, TSMK grade and dollar value return per acre compared to other leading Spanish varieties.

OLin: Released from Texas A & M University in 2002, this high-oleic line is comparable to Tamspan 90 in growth habit, maturity and disease resistance. Yield potential is consistently 5 to 10 percent less than Tamspan 90.

Pronto: A large-seeded Spanish variety, Pronto has a growth habit typical of Spanish varieties, except that it exhibits more yellow-green color. Pronto has yields and grades similar to Spanco.

Spanco: A high-yielding, Spanish-type variety released from Oklahoma State University, Spanco is early maturing (10 to 14 days earlier than most other Spanish varieties). It has good yield potential, but does not possess the pythium pod rot or Sclerotinia blight resistance found in Tamspan 90.

Tamnut OL06: Texas A&M Spanish line is a large-podded, large-seeded high-oleic variety with potential use in the runner market. Maturity and yield potential are similar to Tamspan 90. Initial yield results in runner production systems appear less than Flavor Runner 458, but with earlier maturity.

Tamspan 90: Released from Texas A&M University in 1990, this variety exhibits typical Spanish growth habit. It is resistant to Pythium pod rot and Sclerotinia blight. Maturity runs about 140 to 145 days in West Texas. It has excellent yield potential.

VALENCIA-TYPE VARIETIES
Georgia Valencia: A high-yielding valencia-type variety released by the University of Georgia, Coastal Plain Experiment Station. This would be an excellent choice for the fresh-market boiling trade in the Southeast because of its high-yield performance, large pods and seed size and compact bunch growth habit. It also has better disease tolerance with similar early maturity as other Valencia varieties.

Yield And Grade Performance Of Valencia-Type Varieties, Tifton, Ga., Irrigated, 2008.

(Source: University of Georgia)

Valencia
Variety
Yield
(lb/A)
TSMK
(%)
OK
(%)
DK
(%)
Georgia Valencia 2380 60 4 1.5
Georgia Red 1966 65 4.5 1.5
H & W 136 1730 58 10 1.5
Valencia C 1691 58.5 8.5 2.5
H & W 101 1630 58 10 1.5
McRan 1534 60 8.5 1
H & W 102 1510 56.5 10 2.5
Valencia A 1498 61 8 1
 
 

Valencia A: This variety has a high percentage of three- and four-seeded pods. The variety has the potential to emerge more quickly than Valencia C, but takes a few days longer to reach maturity, approximately 130 to 135 days.

Valencia C: This variety has excellent three- and four-kernel pods. Valencia C emerges 1 to 3 days later than the Valencia A, but relative maturity may be sooner. It normally yields as well or slightly higher than most other Valencia varieties.

GenTex (H & W)101: Released from Harper & Wilson, this variety has a high percentage of three- and four-kernel pods. It is similar in maturity to Valencia C, but generally yields slightly less than Valencia C or GenTex 102.

GenTex (H & W) 102: This variety is similar to GenTex 101 in terms of maturity, but yields higher by a few hundred pounds. Maturity and yields are comparable to Valencia C.

GenTex (H & W) 136: This large-seeded, large pod variety may contract for a premium. Yields are comparable to other top-yielding Valencias, but may grade lower because of the large shell. Maturity is similar to Valencia C. Caution should be taken at harvest to minimize digging and combine losses.

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