Very attractive, early maturing, well-coloured dessert peach. Suitable for export and local markets.
Released: May 2010
Fruit kind: Peach
Selection No.: PE04-03
Usage: Fresh market
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd
Chilling requirement: Low to medium (200-400 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-upright
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 3rd week July**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 4th week July**
Flower shape: Non-showy
Bearing habit: One year old shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Flordaguard
Fruit set: Good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning only
Intensity of flowers: Good
Harvest date (first pick): Week 47 (3rd week December)
Control cultivar: San Pedro
Production (kg/tree): Good (20kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 20 – 23 (145g/fruit)
Skin colour: 85% red blush
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 12˚brix**
Texture: Firm melting
Storage ability: Good.
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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