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
Semi Spreading
4th Week August **
2nd Week September **
Showy
Self
One year old shoots
Normal
Kakamas

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Good
Blossom and Fruit
Medium

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 6 (2nd week in February)**
After Nectared 9
Good (20 kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)**
Count 23 (100 g/fruit)**
Oblong
White with red blush (50-80%)
White
At Harvest: 18Brix**
Medium
Free
Average

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by DFPT. Suitable for local market with high sugar. Good appearance and eating quality. Fruit thinning recommended. Recommended for planting in cooler and late maturing areas.

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