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 (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Semi spreading
2nd week August **
3rd week August **
Showy
Self
One year old shoots
Normal
Kakamas

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

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 49-50 (2nd week December) **
>Novadonna
Good (>20kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)**
Count 18-20 (150g/fruit)**
Round
Red
Yellow
At harvest: 12Brix**
Melting
Cling
Good

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by DFPT. Suitable for export and local markets. Very attractive fruit with good colour and taste. Lower chilling requirement than Novadonna.

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