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Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Partially funded by Hortgro Stone. Late flowering, dark red, pointed plum with very good fruit set and strong vigour. Excellent eating quality with high sugars.

Category: Fruit
Released: May 2009
Fruit kind: Plum
Selection No.: PR00-33
Usage: Dessert
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement: Medium (400-600 Infruitec Chilling Units)
Growth habit: Spreading
Flowering (10% blossoms open): 2nd week September**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 3rd week September**
Flower shape: Rosaceous
Bearing habit: On both spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Maridon

Tree Thinning

Pollinator: Songold, Southern Belle, or both
Fruit set: Very good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning recommended
Intensity of flowers: High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 5/6 (1st week February)
Control cultivar: After Songold
Production (kg/tree): Very good (25kg/tree at 4 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count AA/AAA (100-110g/fruit)
Shape: Pointed
Skin colour: Dark red
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 16˚brix**
Texture: Medium
Stone: Semi-free
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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