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Hybrid Sunkar

It is early-ripe, high-yielding simple three-line hybrid of sunflower, it was created by line-hybridization method with the use of genetic systems CMS-Rf. Female parent is simple unrestored hybrid (PG) (VKU-108A×VKU-34B), male parent is line- pollen fertility restorer VKU-138B.

Originator is Ltd. «Pilot farm of oil plants». Sunflower hybrid is well-machinable and suitable for growing in forest-steppe, sub mountain zones of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Hybrid was released in East Kazakhstan and South Kazakhstan Oblasts in 2005.


Approbation characteristics

  • Mass of 1000 seeds is 70.0-75.0 g;
  • Diameter of sunflower head is between 20-23 cm;
  • Slightly prominent sunflower head;
  • Height of  hybrid  Sunkar reaches 150-160 cm;


Biological characteristics

  • Vegetation period of hybrid Sunkar is not more than 98 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 -  40.0 c/ha.
  • Recommended density of sunflower planting before harvesting – 50 thousand plants per one hectare.
  • The hybrid is mainly used for food purposes.


Vegetation period

Plant height

Seeds oil content

Sunflower size

Potential crop yield

96-98 days

150-180 cm

50-52 %

19-22 cm

    4.0 t/ha