P.O Box 225,

Montagu, South Africa

6720

Proud producers of quality rootstocks and scions for peach, pear, almond, nectarine, plum, plumcot, quince, pomegranate, fig, apricot and prune trees.

©JD VAN DEVENTER'S KWEKERY  Established in 1978.

Cultivar;Desert Sun 

Clone Number; DT 1004

Origin;ARC Infruitec 2012

Royalties/ Levies; ZAR 7.22 RR460/1000 trees yr 3. R920/1000trees yr 4+

Yield; very good, 

Fruit use; fresh, dessert peach, drying

Type;freestone

Shelf-life; unknown

Water requirements; 36 inches of water per tree per year or about 1508760mm per hectare

Sun requirements; full sun (at least 6-8 hours daily). Morning sun is best as it helps dry out the cold morning dew

Chill hours; 400 to 600 hours

Pruning; Prune to keep the tree short, and ensure that the branches don't block out sunlight for the rest of the tree.

soil requirements; deep,sandy clay (if it can be amended to drain well) or loam soil with a pH of about 6.5 is best.

Soil depth; 30cm deep at least, loose soil is recommended

Fertiliser requirements; 10-10-10 fertiliser can be sprikled around the base at a distance of 21cm from the trunk

Pollination requirements; self-fertile

Successful test-crosses; not necessary

Bloom time;September

Harvest time;February

Vigor; not enough data

Size and shape;semi-upright

Tree age; will start to fruit at 2 to 4 years, but will only produce significantly once they mature to 4 years.

Average life span; approximately 20 years (maximum) depending on the rootstock used.

Susceptibility to pests and diseases; normal

General notes;