Partly funded by Hortgro. Suitable for export and local markets. Very attractive fruit with good colour and taste. Lower chilling requirements than Novadonna.
Released: May 2009
Fruit kind: Peach
Selection No.: 17C-13-7
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd
Chilling requirement: Medium (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-spreading
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 2nd week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 3rd week August**
Flower shape: Showy
Bearing habit: One year old shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Kakamas
Fruit set: Good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning only
Intensity of flowers: High
Harvest date (first pick): Week 49 – 50 (2nd week December)
Control cultivar: Novadonna
Production (kg/tree): Good (20kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 18 – 20 (150g/fruit)
Skin colour: Red
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 12˚brix.
Storage ability: Good. 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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