Partly funded by Hortgro. Very attractive fruit with good colour and taste. Very productive, smooth fruit, with less fuzz than Summersun. Mainly local market.
Released: May 2009
Fruit kind: Peach
Selection No.: PE96-13
Usage: Dessert Local Market
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd
Chilling requirement: Low to medium (200-400 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-spreading
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 1st week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 2nd week August**
Flower shape: Non-showy
Bearing habit: One year old shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Kakamas
Fruit set: Very good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning recommended
Intensity of flowers: High
Harvest date (first pick): Week 49 – 50 (2nd week December)
Control cultivar: After Summersun
Production (kg/tree): Good (30kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 18-20 (150g/fruit)
Skin colour: Yellow
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 12˚brix.
Texture: Firm melting
Storage ability: Not tested. Local market only.
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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