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Nectarines;ARC NE-12 -AO 1604

Cultivar; ARC NE-12 -AO 1604

Clone Number; AO 1604

Origin;South Africa, ARC

Royalties/ Levies; ZAR 7.72, Production royalty: 4% 

Yield; not enough data

Fruit use; dessert nectarine

Type; not enough data

Shelf-life; 3 to 5 days in a refrigerator or cold storage

Water requirements; 7155 m3/ha

Sun requirements; at least six hours of full sun, a nectarine tree that is grown in partial shade will not bear as prolifically.

Chill hours; 600 to 900 hours

Pruning; cut off dead or diseased limbs, those that cause the tree to grow too high, you want to lkeep the nectarine tree short and allow for sunlight to reach as much of the tree as possible... Overpruning can affect yield.

soil requirements; well-draining soils of a pH of 6 to 6.5, sandy or loamy soils are preferable.

Soil depth; at least 600mm

Care; don't mulch against the tree trunk as this can cause disease.

Fertiliser requirements; nitrogen (for encouraging growth), phosphorous/phosphates and potassium are recommended to encourage growth, calcium improves leaf and fruit quality.

Pollination requirements; self-fertile

Successful test-crosses; not necessary

Bloom time; Mid August

Harvest time; End of December

Vigor; not enough data

Size and shape; not enough data

Tree age; will start to fruit at 3 to 4 years, and will reach peak yields at the age of 6 to 8.

Average life span; approximately 12 years depending on the rootstock used.

Susceptibility to pests and disease; 

General notes; 

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