A Sao is a sticky rice variety selected by Mr. Tran Manh Bao - an agricultural engineer and his partners which is monopolized by ThaiBinh Seed Joint Stock Corporation. It was recognized for trial production in 2019.
Growing time: in the North of Viet Nam: in Spring crop from 120 days to 130 days, in Summer crop from 100 days to 105 days.
Height: from 120 cm to 130 cm, beautiful shape, strong tillering. Big flowers, round shape seeds, 1000 seeds's net weight is about 24 grams to 25 grams.
Quite good resistance to cold, slightly infected by leaf blight bacteria, sheath blight disease, moderately infected by rice blast bacteria.
Average yield reaches from 45 quintals to 50 quintals/ha, can reach from 55 quintals to 60 quintals/ha with good intensive farming conditions.
Round, milky white rice grains, sticky rice is soft, aromatic, delicious.