Fresh market. Exceptional appearance and eating quality. Very firm flesh.
Released: Under exclusive licence.
Fruit kind: Nectarine
Selection No.: NE99-28
Usage: Fresh markets
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd
Chilling requirement: Medium (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-upright
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 2nd-3rd week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 4th week August**
Bearing habit: One year old shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Kakamas
Fruit set: Good
Intensity of flowers: Good
Harvest date (first pick): 2nd-3rd week January**
Control cultivar: Fantasia
Production (kg/tree): Good (>15kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 20-23 (62-67mm)
Skin colour: Bright yellow
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 15˚brix**
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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