Commercial Varieties

Top 10 Commercial Varieties

Top 10 commercial varieties bred in Fiji in the past century

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Mana

>50%

Mana variety accounts for a little over 50% of the sugarcane crop cultivated in Fiji. Mana was release in 1972 and is well adapted to poor soils and slightly drought resistant. This variety tends to mature from mid to later in the harvesting season from mid-August. Read More...

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Naidiri

>20%

Naidiri variety accounts for a little over 20% of the sugarcane crop cultivated in Fiji. Naidiri was release in 2000 and is well adapted to rich soils high in nitrogen. Naidiri is an early maturing variety that retains its sugar content throughout the harvesting season and can be harvested from beginning of crushing season in June. Read More...

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Ragnar

>7%

Ragnar has a high stool population with a striking appearance and the leaf blades are brittle in nature. Ragnar is an early to mid season maturing variety recommended for planting on medium fertile soils. Read More...

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Vatu

>3%

Vatu makes up a little over 3% of the total cultivated crop in Fiji. Vatu is well known for its heavy rind hardness which earned it the name "Vatu", meaning stone in the native Fijian language. Vatu is a mid to late season maturing variety recommended for planting on medium and poor fertile soils. Read More...

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Mali

>2%

Mali is a late season maturing variety recommended for planting on medium and poor fertile soils and has the tendency to continue growing after maturing if favorable weather prevails. Mali is prone to lodging and is well distinguishable by it broad leaf blades. Read More...

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Galoa

>1%

A distinct feature of Galoa is the shape of the internode that is slightly swollen in the middle. Galoa is a mid season maturing variety recommended for planting on salt affected soils or saline soils. Read More...

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Kaba

>1%

Two distinct features of Kaba on close observation are patches of black blotches on the internodes and the top part of the leaves have a rusty appearance. Kaba is a mid season maturing variety recommended for planting on medium fertile soils and on deep top horizon poor soils. Read More...

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LF91-1925

1.5%

LF91-1925 looks very similar to Kaba and two distinguishing features to identify and differentiate between LF91-1925 and Kaba are ligule pattern and length of leaf sheath. It is an early maturing variety characterized by high sugar content. Read More...

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Waya

1.2%

Tall stalks with medium size internodes. A free trashing variety. Flowers sparsely. Read More...

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Kiuva

0.4%

KIUVA is a high tillering, erect variety with a large number of millable stalks of average diameter. The variety germinates well; physical growth is slow in early growth stage (3-6mths) but becomes vigorous in late stage. This variety does not lodge easily, is late maturing, and has high cane and sugar yield compared to the dominant existing varieties. Read More...

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