Short Communication

Release of Rambo, a new groundnut cultivar

Published in: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Volume 21, issue 4, 2004 , pages: 261–262
DOI: 10.1080/02571862.2004.10635060
Author(s): C.J. Swanevelder, Republic of South Africa, A.J. Cilliers, Republic of South Africa, H., L.N. Joubert, Republic of South Africa


The groundnut industry in South Africa has, for some time, been in need of a large kernel cultivar for both the kernel and pod confectionary market. The only available cultivars until now were Billy, a cultivar with a variegated testa, and Selmani, a runner type cultivar. Both these cultivars were unacceptable to the industry. The new cultivar, Rambo, will address the market demand for a large kernel cultivar, and compares well to the existing two cultivars with regard to kernel size and yield potential.

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