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
4th week July **
1st week August **
Showy
Self
One year old shoots
Normal
Kakamas

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Good
Fruit and blossom thinning
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 47 (3rd week November) **
San Pedro/Transvalia
Good (>15kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)**
Count 20-23 (120g/fruit)**
Round
Red
Light Yellow
At harvest: 10Brix**
Melting
Cling
Good, suitable for export by sea if delayed storage
is implemented (Experico).

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by DFPT. Better skin colour than San Pedro in the warmer areas. Proper sunlight management prior to harvest.

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