Plum

Variety: Hanita (S)

Species: Prunus domestica

Origin

Breeder, Place Dr. W. Hartmann, University Hohenheim, Germany
Intellectual property Artevos, Germany
Parents President x Auerbacher, 1980
Property rights registered for German plant variety rights

Blossom

Blooming date medium early
Fertility self-fertile

Fruit

Ripening time medium, 7.-8. plum week, often irregular ripening
Scale, shape medium to large fruit, 34-38 mm, 34-50 g, ellipsoid
Colour dark blue with heavy bloom, on shaded side slightly reddish
Fruit flesh golden flesh at full maturity, medium firm, juicy
Taste spicy with balanced acidity
Cracking sensitivity low to medium
Stone separability freestone
Plum pox tolerant

Tree

Vigour medium to strong growth, has a tendency for blind wood
Crop load from an early age medium to high regular crop load

Evaluation

Hanita (S) is characterised by its large fruits with pronounced flavour and at the same time high yield. Because of the uneven ripening several picks are necessary. Is recommended as replacement for 'Auerbacher' and 'Ortenauer' in regions with high plum pox infestation. In climates with high summer rainfall the susceptibility to Pseudomonas infection and other leaf diseases is high.

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