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
3rd week September **
4th week September **
Showy
Self
One year old shoots
Normal
Kakamas

Thinning

THINNING

Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Good
Fruit thinning only
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 4-5 (4th week January) **
Elandia
Good (>20kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)**
Count 20-23 (135g/fruit)**
Round
Yellow
Yellow
At harvest: 15Brix**
Melting
Free
Unknown, not evaluated

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by DFTS. Suitable for drying. Extension of dried fruit season for yellow skin, free stone peaches. Primarily recommended for the dried fruit industry.

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