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South African plum Farming
African Rose Plum Farming


Partly funded by Hortgro. Bright red round plum with excellent fruit set. Moderate vigour. Recommended for planting in early maturing areas. Very fruitful, proper fruit thinning required. For optimum storage and eating quality, harvest at firmness between 6 and 8 kg (11mm probe).

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2009
Fruit kind: Plum
Selection No.: PR00-01
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 July **
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 1st week August**
Flower shape: Rosaceous
Bearing habit: On both spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Maridon


Pollinator: African Rose/self
Fruit set: Excellent
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning required
Intensity of flowers: High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 47 (3rd week November)
Control cultivar: Pioneer
Production (kg/tree): Good (20kg/tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count A/AA (75-85g/fruit)
Shape: Round
Skin colour: Red
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 14˚brix.
Texture: Medium firm
Stone: Cling
Storage ability: Good. Dual temp. 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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