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
Semi upright
Medium
Medium
4th week August **
1st week September **
Rosaceous (Showy)
Self compatible
One year old shoots
Normal

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Good
Fruit thing 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

2-3rd week January **
Fantasia
Good (>15kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)
Count 23 (62-67mm)
Rounded
Bright yellow
Yellow
At harvest: 15Brix
Fine

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