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Afri Gold Plum cultivar
plum cultivar afri gold


Category: Fruit
Released: 2023
Fruit kind: Plum
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Usage: Dessert
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement: Medium (400 – 600 Infruitec Chill Units)
Growth habit: Intermediate to strong growth potential and moderate to strong branching density
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 3rd week September
(Robertson, Western Cape)
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 4th week September
(Robertson, Western Cape)
Rootstocks evaluated: Marianna
Growth Form: Mesotonic to slight Basitonic


Pollination: Sun Kiss & Laetitia

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 52 – Week 1
Flesh colour: Bright light orange-yellow
Skin colour: Intermediate bright, dark red over colour on an intermediate bright, light orange-yellow ground colour
Fruit size distribution: Good fruit size, Peaked AA
Taste: Balanced to sweet
Shape: Round, symmetrical and consistent
Storage Ability: Good, Tested by Provar, ST, 42 days. Good storage ability when harvested at a firmness between 2,6kg and 6,6kg and can be stored for 6 weeks at single-temperature regime

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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