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plums-south africa
Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


This variety is also registered under African Pride™. Yellow plum with good production and excellent cold storage ability. Sensitive to rub marks.

Category: Fruit
Released: 1999
Fruit kind: Plum
Selection No.: 0000-00
Usage: Dessert
Origin: ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Exclusive licensee: Culdevco (Pty) Ltd

Tree Characteristics

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

Tree Thinning

Pollinator: Harry Pickstone, Leatitia, Sapphire, Sundew
Fruit set: Good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning required
Intensity of flowers: High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 52/1
Control cultivar: Sundew
Production (kg/tree): Reasonable (11-12kg/ tree)
Fruit size distribution: Count AA (120-130g/fruit)
Shape: Round
Skin colour: Yellow
Flesh colour: Yellow
TSS at harvest: 16˚brix
Texture: 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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