Sapphire 2

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement Medium (400-600)
Vigour Moderate to Strong
Growth habit Upright
Crotch angles Medium
Tree size Medium
Flowering 4th Week of Augustus*
Full bloom 1st Week of September*
Flower shape Rosaceous
Pollen compatibility Self-Incompatible
Bearing habit On both spurs and shoots
Disease susceptibility (Normal sprays) Normal to High


Pollinator Harry Pickstone
Fruit set Moderate
Blossom or fruit Fruit
Intensity of flowers High

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick) 4th Week of January*
Control cultivar Ruby Sun
Production (kg/tree) Good (20kg)
Fruit size distribution Count A-AA
Shape Round
Skin colour Purple
Flesh colour Light Yellow
Eating quality Very Good
Texture Firmelting
Storage ability Good for four weeks at dual temp


Released to industry Yes
Fruit type
Selection No -
Usage Fresh
Origin ARC Infruitec-Nietvoorbij
Owner -
S.A. License -
PBR Granted Expired
Sapphire 2
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