Plum

Variety: Topfive (S)

Species: Prunus domestica

Origin

Breeder, Place Prof. Dr. Helmut Jacob, Research Institute Geisenheim, Germany
Intellectual property Artevos, Germany
Parents Cacaks Beste x Bühler Frühzwetschge, 1999
Kreuzungsnummer P 6-85-1987
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights

Blossom

Blooming date medium
Fertility partially self-fertile
Pollinator Katinka (S), Cacaks Schöne, Auerbacher, BLUE FROST™ HOH 7302 (S), Cacaks Fruchtbare, JOFELA™ HOH 7346 (S), Tophit Plus (S)

Fruit

Ripening time medium, 6. plum week, long harvesting period
Scale, shape 35-40 mm, ovoid to ellipsoid
Colour even dark blue with heavy bloom
Fruit flesh greenish to light yellow, firm, juicy
Taste good to very good, well balanced sugar-acid ratio, emphasized acidity when underripe
Cracking sensitivity low
Stone separability freestone
Plum pox tolerant
Storage possible for 2 weeks

Tree

Vigour medium strong, semi-upright to upright, very good branching, fruit wood pendulous, healthy dark green leaves
Crop load high and regular

Evaluation

This PPV tolerant variety has better taste and durability than 'Cacaks Schöne'. As well as its very good qualities for fresh market, the fruits are also good for baking. Typical for this variety is the long harvesting period. Topfive (S) sits well between 'Cacaks Schöne' and medium late ripening varieties. The balanced taste develops 2-3 weeks later than the colouring of the fruits.

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