Tree

TREE CHARACTERISTICS

Chilling requirement
Vigour
Growth habit
Crotch angles
Tree size
Flowering (10 % blossoms open)
Full bloom (80% blossoms open)
Flower shape
Pollen compatibility
Bearing habit
Disease susceptibility (Normal sprays)

Remarks

REMARKS

Medium (400-600 Infruitec Units)
Moderate to strong
Semi Upright
Medium
Medium
1-2nd Week August **
3rd Week August **
Campanulate (Non-showy)
Self
One year old shoots
Normal

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Good
Fruit thinning only
High

Nectarines

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

3-4th Week in December**
Flavortop
Good (15-20 kg/ tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)
Count 20-23 (62-67mm)
Rounded
Bright yellow
Yellow
Exceptional; 15 Brix
Melting
Free

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by DFTS. Exceptional drying characteristics as well as appearance and eating quality.

* = Plant Breeders Rights: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
** Bien Donné, Groot Drakenstein, Western Cape