Articles for Variety Rhinestone F1

10 March 2015

High yiields of Rhinestone in Canterbury 2015 harvest

Rhinestone onion is again proving to to be the pick of the crop in Canterbury. It is packing out at over 95% of class one... more...

27 February 2015

Rhinestone yield and quality

Rhinestone onion has once again int he Hastings been the outstanding performer. This season the cold spring conditions resulted in more bolting pressure and this... more...

24 February 2014

High yields of Rhinestone

Today Rhinestone onion once again confirmed its high yielding ability. This field in the southern Pukekohe district was nudging 100 tonnes per hectare off the... more...

12 July 2013

Onion breeding

This week I visited our onion breeding partners to view the trial bulbs that I sent to them in March and to meet with onion... more...

23 April 2013

Rhinestone and Tilbury Packing Demonstration

Today in Tuakau (outskirts of Pukekohe) Vigour held a successful onion packing demonstration at the packing faciltiy of ST PACKERS. With 45 local onion growers... more...

04 April 2013

Rhinestone onion packing demo

Following on from our field day in Pukekawa at ST Growers, we will have a packing demonstration of the onions.  At ST PACKERS next to... more...

15 February 2013


We are holding a field demonstration on Tuesday 19th February, (wet or fine)@ ST Growers cnr Clarke & Denize Road and Geraghty Road, Pukekawa from... more...

27 April 2012

Rhinestone high packout %

Rhinestone onion in this field in Mid-Canterbury is packing out at around 100 tonnes per hectare, with minimal rejects. One competitor variety in the same... more...

06 March 2012

Rhinestone exceptional in lower North Island

Rhinestone F1 continues its impressive performance in New Zealand. This week I visited fields in Bulls, Shannon and Levin, all fields of Rhinestone were exceeding... more...

23 February 2012

Rhinestone outstanding in the field

Rhinestone onion continues to impress at Garlefan Farms in Mid Canterbury. The second commerical year that Garlefan Farms has grown Rhinestone and it continues to... more...

20 March 2011

Rhinestone a gem of an onion

Excellent results have been achieved with RHINESTONE F1 onion a new high yielding Regular Pukekohe Long Keeper type. Rhinestone has high skin numbers with excellent... more...

19 January 2010

Rhinestone a real gem!

  Now into its 6th year of harvest in New Zealand, Rhinestone f1 is once again confirming its ability to produce high yields of quality... more...