Tree

TREE CHARACTERISTICS

Chilling requirement
Growth habit / Training method
Pruning
Bearing habit
Thinning
Disease susceptibility
Rootstocks evaluated

Remarks

REMARKS

Medium (500-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Semi-upright / 45°
Frequent spur renewal required
Spurs and shoots
Fruit thinning
Normal sprays
Marianna

Plims

FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS

Harvest date (first pick)
Harvest firmness
Control cultivar
Production
Fruit size distribution
Shape
Skin colour
Flesh colour
TSS
Eating quality
Stone
Storability

Week 4 (4th week January)*
6.7 – 8.9kg (11.0mm tip)†
End of ‘Laetitia’*
30t/ha recommended
A/AA**
Round to round flat*
Bright red at harvest/Dark red when ripe
Yellow/red – Bleeding flesh when ripe
14° Brix at harvest*
Excellent – Sweet, very aromatic, slight acidity in skin
Cling
Very good – Tested at DT and ST (PD9)†35 days at -0.5°C†

FLOWERING

10% Blossoms
80% Blossoms
Pollination

3rd week August*
4th week August*
‘Fortune’ & ‘Songold’ (both as twin pollinators)

General

GENERAL

Very attractive, excellent tasting bleeding flesh plum with outstanding storage ability,
harvesting just after ‘Laetitia’.
*Data obtained at Robertson Experimental farm, Western Cape, and is not
necessarily representative of other areas.
**AA size can be obtained on high potential soils.