Cultivar; Volcani 5 -VC 830
Clone Number; VC 830
Royalties/ Levies; not enough data
Yield; 7kg per tree
Fruit use;not enough data
Type; not enough data
Shelf-life; Approximately two years, depending on the type of processing used.
Water requirements; 8.5 to 12 Mega-litres per hectare per year
Soil type; can be grown in almost any soil type, but a well-draining soil with a pH of around 6.5 to 8 is best.
Sun requirements; at least 6 hours of full sun daily
Chill hours; not enough data
Pruning; Can be done to reduce pathogens, keep the orchard tidy and create pathways for workers and farm machinery. In the developmental years, pruning helps prevent the trees branches from breaking under heavy yields, but after the first two or three years it is best to keep it to a minimum.
Soil depth; All nut trees have long tap roots and thus require deep soil to thrive.
Care; Prefers long, hot summers in a climate with a low humidity.
Fertiliser requirements; Need lots of nitrogen and phosphorous for good growth
Pollination requirements; Like most almond varieties, Volcani 5 does not self-pollinate well and requires another compatible variety of almonds to be pollinated.
Successful test-crosses; not enough data, but as the best test-crosses are those with a similar bloom date, volcani has very few South African cultivars as successful test crosses due to it's early bloom date.
Bloom time; late July, early August
Harvest time; first week of February
Size and shape; not enough data
Tree age; takes 3 to 4 years before fruiting
Average life span; 20 to 25 years depending on the rootstock used.
Susceptibility to pests and disease; very susceptible to Xanthomonas.
General notes;As a foreign cultivar, not much research is available in English on Volcani 5, recommended as an early cross pollinator for Volcani 59/4.