Tree

TREE CHARACTERISTICS

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

Remarks

REMARKS

Medium (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Semi upright
1st week September **
2nd week September **
Showy
Self
One year old shoots
Normal
Kakamas

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Good
Fruit
High

Nectarines

FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS

Harvest date (first pick)
Control cultivar
Production (kg/tree)
Fruit size distribution
Shape
Skin colour
Flesh colour
TSS
Texture
Stone
Storage ability

Week 3-4 (4th week January) **

Good (15kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)**
Count 20 (100g/fruit)**
Oblong
Full red
Yellow
At harvest: 16Brix**
Firm Melting
Cling
Good (Experico)

General

GENERAL

Stores well. Very attractive nectarine with excellent handling and eating qualities. Semiuptight tree with broad leaves which should also be suitable for high density plantings.

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