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Hybrid Solnechny 20

Early-ripe, high-yielding simple inter-line hybrid of sunflower, it was created on the basis of cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS). Female parent is sterile line VKU-101A, male parent is multiple-headed line- pollen fertility restorer VKU-41B.

Originator is Ltd. «Pilot farm of oil plants». Sunflower hybrid is producible and suitable for growing in steppe, dry-steppe areas of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Since 1998 the hybrid has been included in the State register of RK breeding achievements and is accepted to be used in Pavlodar and North Kazakhstan Regions.


Approbation characteristics

  • Mass of 1000 seeds is 50 g;
  • Diameter of sunflower head is between 18-22 cm;
  • prominent sunflower head;
  • Height of  hybrid  Astana reaches 150-170 cm;


Biological characteristics

  • Vegetation period of hybrid Solnechny 20 is not more than 95 days. It refers to early maturity group;
  • This hybrid is ecologically flexible, it is resistant to draught and lodging, it nearly doesn’t shatter during dead-ripe stage.
  • It is resistant to mildew and broomrape.
  • It is tolerant to white and gray mold.


Economical characteristics

  • Oil content in seeds – 50.0%  - 52.0 %
  • Crop yield - 34.0 c/ha.
  • Recommended density of sunflower planting before harvesting – 50 thousand plants per one hectare.
  • Seeds of sunflower hybrid Solnechny 20 is mainly used in oil production.


Vegetation period

Plant height

Seeds oil content

Sunflower size

Potential crop yield

93-95 days

150-170 cm

50-52 %

19-20 cm

    3.2 – 3.4 t/ha