Peaches

FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS

Tree training Growth vigour is more robust compared to Afri-Star and strong side branches forming for horizontal training
Thinning Requires intermediate thinning
Texture A crunchy texture develops into a softer crunch as fruit matures over an extended period and do not get mealy
Eating quality Like Afri-Star, constant and uniform eating quality over an extended period of picking
General

GENERAL

Growth habit Basitonic shoot distribution

Orthotropic shoot orientation

Poor apical control

Wide crotch angles

Harvest date Mid to end December in Naboomspruit area

First to second week January in Elgin and Warm Bokkeveld area

Bearing habit Terminally and laterally on shoots and spurs Production Very precocious and very high bearing potential. Expected full production around 60 – 70 T/ha.
Chilling requirements Low Percentage Pack-out 68%**
Full bloom date 3rd week August** Storage ability Maximum 2 months

*Plant Breeders’ Rights: ARC Infruitec-Nitvoorbij

**Data obtained at Elgin Experimental Farm, Elgin and Warm Bokkeveld, Western Cape and is not necessarily representative of other areas.