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Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Stores very well. Very attractive nectarine with excellent handling and eating qualities. Semi-upright tree with broad leaves which should also be suitable for high-density plantings.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2010
Fruit kind: Nectarine
Selection No.: NE98-43
Usage: 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 week September **
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 2nd week September**
Bearing habit: One year old shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Kakamas

Tree Thinning

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

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 3-4 (4th week January)**
Production (kg/tree): Very good (15kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 20 (100g/fruit)**
Shape: Oblong
Skin colour: Full red
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 16˚brix**
Texture: Firm melting
Stone: Cling
Storage ability: Good (Experico)

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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