Asian Agri’s Topaz oil palm seeds have been specially developed to produce higher yields, thrive even in marginal soils, and have slower vertical growth which means the fruit is easier to reach.
Developed at Asian Agri’s Oil Palm Research Station (OPRS) in Topaz, Indonesia, the Topaz seeds can have a significant impact on the return on investment over a tree’s 20-25 year lifespan.
The Topaz seeds are available to the public, and more than 130 million seedlings have been shipped to large plantations, smallholders and independent farmers throughout Indonesia and abroad.
OPRS was founded in 1996 and has so far released four varieties, Topaz 1, Topaz 2, Topaz 3 and Topaz 4, based on progenies from around the world.
We continue to actively enrich genetic resources to support selection and breeding to produce new, more advanced varieties. This genetic resource enrichment is performed both independently and in collaboration within consortia supported by the Directorate General of Plantations, Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture.
Asian Agri manages commercial oil palm plantations in locations that have different agroclimatic characteristics. This allows us to test Topaz seeds in various conditions to ascertain their productivity potential. We have tested 440 Series 1 DxP progenies originating from introgression of 223 Deli dura with 50 pisifera in different agroclimatic locations on mineral and organic soil in a total area of more than 600 hectares in North Sumatra and Riau.
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