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
Fruit
Good

Peaches

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 8 (4th week in February) **
After Kakamas
Good (20 kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)**
Count 18 (165 g/fruit)**
Round
Yellow
Yellow
At Harvest: 15Brix**
Firm, non-melting
Cling
Unknown, under evaluation

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by CFPA Suitable for canning industry and local fresh market with excellent taste. Fill harvesting gap after Kakamas. Recommended planting in 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.