Cultivar; Afrigold (ARC PR-3) African Pride 

Clone Number;  PE 441                                                                                    

Origin; not enough data

Royalties/ Levies; R 7.88 Production royalty: R0.47/kg fruit

Yield; excellent, 20kg/tree

Fruit use; fresh

Type;  cling stone

Shelf-life; good, a shrivel sheet is recommended to prolong shelf-life

Water requirements; water to a depth of 609mm every 14-21 days 

Sun requirements; 6 to 8 hours per day

Chill hours; 400 to 600

Pruning; prune in early spring or summer on a dry day to prevent water-borne pathogens from infecting your trees. Prune only when absolutely necessary- such as to remove dead branches, diseased sections and to shape the tree in it's initial years. Apply a pruning paint to help seal the cut.

soil requirements; a well-draining soil type with a pH of 6 to 7 is best. Sandy or clay soils must be avoided at all costs.

Soil depth; at least 600mm is recommended

Fertiliser requirements; be careful not to over fertilise young trees. Plums less than 3 years old should be given minimal fertiliser. Trees older than 3 years can be given fertiliser after bud break. 10-10-10 fertilisers and zinc foliar sprays are best.

Pollination requirements; plums are generally not self-fertile, and so require another variety for fertilisation. 

Successful test-crosses; Sun Supreme

Bloom time; September

Harvest time; February

Vigour;  not enough data

Size and shape; semi-spreading

Tree age;  will start fruiting around year 3 to 5.

Average life span;  plums have a short life span in colder regions, but generally live for 15- 25 productive years depending on the rootstock used.

Susceptibility to pests and diseases; normal

General notes; thinning is needed to ensure optimal size

P.O Box 138,

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.

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