Van der Merwe

Van Der Merwe 2

Tree Characteristics

Chilling requirement Medium
Vigour Strong
Growth habit Semi-upright
Crotch angles -
Tree size -
Flowering -
Full bloom 2nd Week of September
Flower shape -
Pollen compatibility Self-compatible
Bearing habit -
Disease susceptibility (Normal sprays) -


Pollinator -
Fruit set -
Blossom or fruit -
Intensity of flowers -

Fruit Characteristics

Harvest date (first pick) 2nd Week of January
Control cultivar -
Production (kg/tree) Good
Fruit size distribution 40g
Shape Oval
Skin colour Dark red to purple
Flesh colour Green-yellow
Eating quality Very good, high sugar
Texture Semi-melting
Storage ability Poor


Released to industry Yes
Fruit type
Selection No -
Usage Fresh
Origin Budmutation of Prune D’Agen found by J. van der Merwe
Owner -
S.A. License SAPO Trust
PBR Granted No record
Van Der Merwe 2
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