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 (400 – 600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Semi upright
1st week September **
3rd week September **
Rosaceous
On both spurs and shoots
Normal
Maridon

Thinning

THINNING

Pollination
Fruit set
Blossom or fruit
Intensity of flowers

Harry Pickstone, Sun Breeze**
Very good
Fruit thinning recommended
High

Plims

FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS

Harvest date (first pick)
Control cultivar
Production
Fruit size distribution
Shape
Skin colour
Flesh colour
TSS
Texture
Stone
Storage ability

Week 4-5 (4th week January)**
< Songold
Very good (4 x 1,5 metre)**
Count AA (100g/fruit)**
Flat round
Dark red
Red (Ruby)
At Harvest: 15Brix**
Medium to fine
Cling
Good. Tested by Experico.

General

GENERAL

Ruby flesh, good cold storage and production.

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