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plums-south africa
Ruby Crisp Plums South Africa


Best eating quality when fully ripened.

Category: Fruit
Released: 2005
Fruit kind: Plum
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): 1st week September**
Full bloom (80% blossoms open): 2nd week September**
Flower shape: Rosaceous
Bearing habit: On spurs
Disease susceptibility (normal sprays): Normal
Rootstocks evaluated: Maridon

Tree Thinning

Pollinator: Golden Kiss, Leatitia, Sun Breeze
Fruit set: Good
Blossom or fruit: Fruit thinning required
Intensity of flowers: High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick): Week 4
Control cultivar: After Sun Kiss
Production (kg/tree): High (20kg/ tree at 4.5 x 1.5 metre)
Fruit size distribution: Count AAA (120-130g/fruit)
Shape: Oblong
Skin colour: Yellow
Flesh colour: Orange yellow
TSS at harvest: 14˚brix
Texture: Very firm
Stone: Free
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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