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plums-south africa
Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Partly funded by DFPT. Exceptional drying characteristics as well as appearance and eating quality.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2007
Fruit kind: Nectarine
Selection No.: 17C-13-24
Usage: Drying and fresh markets
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement: Medium (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-upright
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 1st-2nd week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 3rd week August**
Bearing habit: One year old shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal

Tree Thinning

Pollinator: Self-compatible
Fruit set: Good
Intensity of flowers: Good

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): 3rd-4th week December)**
Control cultivar: Flavortop
Production (kg/tree): Good (>15-20kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 20-23 (62-67mm)
Shape: Rounded
Skin colour: Bright yellow
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 15˚brix**
Texture: Melting
Stone: Free

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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