Tree

TREE CHARACTERISTICS

Chilling requirement
Vigour
Growth habit
Flowering (10% blossoms open)
Full bloom (80% blossoms open)
Pollen compatibility
Bearing habit
Disease susceptibility (Normal sprays)
Rootstocks evaluated

Remarks

REMARKS

Medium (400 – 600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Strong
Semi spreading
1st week September **
2nd week September**
Self-compatible
On both spurs and shoots
Normal
Royal

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Very good
Fruit
High

Apricots

FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS

Harvest date (first pick)
Control cultivar
Production
Fruit size distribution
Shape
Skin colour
Flesh colour
Eating quality and TSS
Texture
Stone
Storage ability

Week 47-48 (4th week November) **
Palsteyn
Very good (2 x 4 metre)**
XL (66g/fruit)**
Oblong
Yellow
Yellow to orange
At harvest: 13Brix**
Medium to fine
Free
Good

General

GENERAL

Suitable for fresh and canning. Obtained an average of 76% for canning during the past four years.

* = Plant Breeders’ Rights: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij.
** = Data obtained at Bien Donné, Simondium, Western Cape and is not necessarily representative of other areas