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Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Partly funded by DFPT. Suitable for the local market with high sugar. Good appearance and eating quality. Fruit thinning is recommended. Recommended for planting in cooler and late maturing areas.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2008
Fruit kind: Nectarine
Selection No.: NE97-25
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-spreading
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 4th week August**
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: Medium

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 6 (2nd week February)**
Control cultivar: After Nectared 9
Production (kg/tree): Good (20kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 23 (100g/fruit)**
Shape: Oblong
Skin colour: White with red blush (50-80%)
Flesh colour: White
TSS at harvest: 18˚brix**
Texture: Medium
Stone: Free
Storage ability: Average

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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