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 – Low (200-400 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Semi spreading
1st week August **
2nd week August**
Non-showy
Self
One year old shoots
Normal
Kakamas

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Very good
Fruit thinning only
High

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 48-49 (4th week November) **
>Summersun
Good (>30kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)**
Count 18-20 (150g/fruit)**
Round-oblong
Yellow
Yellow
At harvest: 12Brix**
Firm Melting
Cling
Not tested, local market only

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by DFPT. Very attractive fruit with good colour and taste. Very productive, smooth fruit, less fuzz than Summersun. Mainly for local market.

* = Plant Breeders’ Rights: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
** = Data obtained at Lethlabile, Brits, North West Province and is not necessarily representative of other areas.