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 to low (200 – 400 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Strong
Semi spreading
3rd week August **
4th week August**
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 (kg/tree)
Fruit size distribution
Shape
Skin colour
Flesh colour
Eating quality and TSS
Texture
Stone
Storage ability

Week 45-46 (2nd week November) **
< Supergold
Excellent (4 x 2 metres)**
XL (66g/fruit)**
Oblong
Yellow (20% red blush)
Yellow
At harvest: 13Brix**
Medium to fine
Free
Good

General

GENERAL

Earlier than Supergold. Susceptible to rub marks. Follow handling protocols.

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