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Afri Rose Apple Cultivar


Suitable for fresh and canning. Obtained an average of 76% for canning over the past 4 years.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2012
Fruit kind: Apricot
Selection No.: AP97-18
Usage: Fresh and canning
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement: Medium (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-spreading
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 1st week September **
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 2nd week September**
Bearing habit: On both spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Royal

Tree Thinning

Pollinator: Self-compatible
Fruit set: Very good
Intensity of flowers: High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 48 (4th week November)**
Control cultivar: Palsteyn
Production (kg/tree): Very good (2 x 4 metre)
Fruit size distribution: XL (66g/fruit)**
Shape: Oblong
Skin colour: Yellow
Flesh colour: Yellow to orange
TSS at harvest: 13˚brix**
Texture: Medium to fine
Stone: Free
Storage ability: Good

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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