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plums-south africa
Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Category: Fruit
Released: May 2012
Fruit kind: Apricot
Selection No.: AP00-01
Usage: Fresh
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement: Low to medium (200-400 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-spreading
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 3rd week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 4th week August**
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 45-46 (2nd week November)**
Control cultivar: <Supergold
Production (kg/tree): Excellent (4 x 2 metres)
Fruit size distribution: XL (66g/fruit)
Shape: Oblong
Skin colour: Yellow (20% red blush)
Flesh colour: Yellow
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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