Tree

TREE CHARACTERISTICS

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

Remarks

REMARKS

Medium – Low (400-200 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Semi Spreading
4th Week July **
1st Week August **
Rosaceous
On both spurs and shoots
Normal
Mardon

Thinning

THINNING

Pollinator
Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Self
Excellent
Fruit thinning recommended
High

Plims

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)**
Pioneer
Good (20 kg/tree @ 4,5 x 1,5 metre)**
Count A-AA (75-85g/fruit)**
Round
Red
Yellow
At Harvest: 14Brix**
Medium firm
Cling
Good at single and duel temperature storage for 28 days
(Experico)

General

GENERAL

Partly funded by DFPT. Bright red round plum with excellent fruit set. Moderate vigour. Recommended for planting in early maturing areas. Very fruitful, proper fruit thinning required. For optimum storage and eating quality harvest at firmness between 6 and 8 kg (11 mm probe).

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