SC 403

Very Early Maturing Hybrid
SC 403


Very early, high yield drought and streak tolerance, and wide adaptability.


  • Very early maturing  white hybrid.
  • 90 - 110 days to phyisiological maturity.
  • Wide daptation in marginal areas of Tanzania  with low.
  • Sc 403 is early maturing hyibrid (90 - 110 days) hence very important  variety in  short rains areas  of  Tanzania.
  • Yield potential  5-6 tons per  hacter( 20  - 25 bags x 100kg per acre.
  • High shelling percentage with semi flint grain texture.
  • Outstanding  Streak and Mottle Viruses tolerance hybrid.
  • Outstanding tolerance to both Diplodia and Furasium cob rots. Number one farmers choice in low potential areas. 
  • Recommended for harsh conditions where yields of less than 6t/ha are expected.
  • It is also recommended for irrigation schemes  where  early maize variety  Streak Virus tolerant hybrid is required.
  • Where irrigation is available optimum plant population should be increased to the levels recommended for the given expected yield level.