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Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Yellow, non-melting, cling stone nectarine. Harvested after Margaret’s Pride. Cold storage potential is unknown.

Category: Fruit
Fruit kind: Nectarine
Selection No.: NE00-41
Usage: Dessert
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): 2nd week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 3rd week September**
Bearing habit: One year old shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal

Tree Thinning

Fruit set: Good
Intensity of flowers: High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): 4th week December**
Control cultivar: >Margaret’s Pride
Production (kg/tree): Good (15-20kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 20 (180g/fruit)
Shape: Oblong
Skin colour: Yellow (with some red spots <5%)
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 16˚brix**
Texture: Medium/fine
Stone: Cling

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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