OPTIMUM HARVEST MATURITY AND COLD STORAGE POTENTIAL OF SUN SUPREME(TM) PLUMS

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Sun Supreme plums pre-harvest and post-harvest research

OPTIMUM HARVEST MATURITY AND COLD STORAGE POTENTIAL OF SUN SUPREME(TM) PLUMS


De Kock, V.A & Buchanan, R., 2010, ‘Optimum harvest maturity and cold storage potential of Sun Supreme TM plums’, SA Fruit Journal 9(5), 36-37.

Description

The Sun SupremeTM plum cultivar was bred by the South African Agricultural Research Council – Infruitec-Nietvoorbij and was released to the stone fruit industry in 2005. The skin as well as the flesh colour of the fruit is yellow. Within the current yellow skinned plum cultivar range, Sun Supreme TM ripens between African PrideTM and Songold. It is normally harvested from the middle to the end of January in the Western Cape. An outstanding characteristic of the cultivar is the excellent fruit size, in the range of 55-65mm fruit diameter…