Partly funded by the Canning Industry of South Africa. Suitable for the canning industry and local fresh market with excellent taste. Fills the harvesting gap after Kakamas. Recommended planting in late maturing areas.
Released: May 2008
Fruit kind: Peach
Selection No.: PE94-52
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd
Chilling requirement: Medium to high (500-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-spreading
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 4th week August**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 2nd week September**
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: Good
Harvest date (first pick): Week 8 (4th week February)**
Control cultivar: After Kakamas
Production (kg/tree): Good (20kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count 18 (165g/fruit)
Skin colour: Yellow
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 15˚brix**
Texture: Non-melting, firm
Storage ability: Under evaluation. Independent evaluation.
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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