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plums-south africa
Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Very attractive red skin nectarine. Good size and taste.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2012
Fruit kind: Nectarine
Selection No.: NE99-06
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-upright
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 4th week July**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 2nd week August**
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: Good

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 44/45 (1st week November)**
Control cultivar: <Alpine
Production (kg/tree): Good (4 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 23 (115g/fruit)**
Shape: Round
Skin colour: 100% red blush
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 12˚brix**
Texture: Melting
Stone: CLing
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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