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ALMONDS:Volcani 5 -VC 830

Cultivar; Volcani 5 -VC 830

Clone Number; VC 830

Origin; Israel

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

Vigor; medium

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.

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