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African Delight Plum Cultivar
Cultivar African Delight Plums


Partly funded by Hortgro. Dark red plum with excellent storage ability at both dual and single temperature regimes for 6 weeks. A plum wrapper/plastic bag is required to prevent shrivelling.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2008
Fruit kind: Plum
Selection No.: PR00-29
Usage: Dessert
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement: Medium to low (400 – 200 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Semi-spreading
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 4th week August
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 1st week September
Flower shape: Rosaceous
Bearing habit: On both spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Maridon


Pollinator: Pioneer, African Rose
Fruit set: Excellent
Blossom or fruit: Fruit
Intensity of flowers: High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 8 – 10 (4th week February)
Control cultivar: 1 or 2 weeks later than Angeleno
Production (kg/tree): good (25kg/tree at 4 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count AA (110g/fruit)
Shape: Oblong
Skin colour: Red
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 16-20˚brix. Excellent taste.
Texture: Very firm
Stone: Cling
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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African Delight

AFRICAN DELIGHT – A modern cultivar to suit the modern producer’s needs.

This late, bright red plum ripens just before Angeleno® and has a particularly high
sugar level that results in exceptional eating quality. The texture of the fruit is firm,
and it has a slow metabolism during ripening.

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