Tree

TREE CHARACTERISTICS

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

Remarks

REMARKS

Medium (400-600 Infruitec units)
Moderate
Upright
Medium
Medium
2nd Week August **
3rd Week August **
Campanulate (Non-Showy)
One year old shoots
Normal
Kakamas

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Good (Fruit thinning only)
Fruit
Good

Peaches

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

4th Week in January **
> Neethling
Good, 30-40kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre**
Count 20 (150 g/fruit)**
Round
Yellow
Yellow
At harvest: good, 13Brix**
Non-melting, Fine
Cling

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by CFPA. Good canning quality, fill gap between Neethling and Kakamas.

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