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Afri Rose Apple Cultivar


Registered cultivar name: Afri-Rose
Selection No.: 2-7-98
Fruit kind: Apple
Breeder: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij

Tree Characteristics

Growth habit: Basitonic shoot distribution, orthotropic shoot orientation, poor apical control and wide crotch angles
Bearing habit: Terminally and laterally on both spurs and shoots
Chilling requirement: Low (300 – 500 Infruitec Chilling Units)


Harvest date: 2nd/3rd week January
Production: Good (50 – 60 ton/ha)
Percentage pack-out: 68% of the tree
Full bloom date (80% blossoms open): 3rd week August
Thinning: Requires intermediate thinning
Storage ability: Maximum 2 months

Fruit Characteristics

Size: Good (180g/fruit average)
Shape: Oblong
Colour: Full striped, red on yellow ground colour (50 to 90% coverage) White flesh.
Taste and texture: Balanced taste, good aroma and good juice contents and with firm, crisp texture
Lenticels: Inconspicuous
Stem length: Intermediate

ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij: Prof. B Ndimba | Tel: 021 809 3002
Culdevco: Mishkaat Anderson | Tel: 021 888 8473

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

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