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Afri Rose Apple Cultivar


Very attractive, high-production peach with well-coloured fruit. Suitable for air freight and local markets only.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2010
Fruit kind: Peach
Selection No.: S4C-30-12
Usage: Fresh market
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement: Low (200-400 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-upright
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 4th week July**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 1st week August**
Flower shape: Showy
Bearing habit: One year old shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Kakamas

Tree Thinning

Pollinator: Self
Fruit set: Good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit and blossom thinning recommended
Intensity of flowers: Good

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 47 (3rd week November)
Control cultivar: Transvalia / Novadonna
Production (kg/tree): Good (25kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 20 (125g/fruit)
Shape: Flat round
Skin colour: Red
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 12˚brix**
Texture: Melting
Stone: Semi-free
Storage ability: Short cold storage potential. Independently evaluated.

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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