Variety: Topper (S)

Species: Prunus domestica


Breeder, Place Prof. Dr. Helmut Jacob, Research Institute Geisenheim, Germany
Intellectual property Artevos, Germany
Parents Cacaks Beste x Auerbacher, 1988
Crossing number P 4-96-1988
Property rights registered for EU plant variety rights


Blooming date medium late, frost-resistant blossom
Fertility self-fertile


Ripening time medium late, 8. plum week, long harvesting period
Scale, shape medium to large, 38-40 mm, 40 g, ellipsoid to obovoid
Colour purple to reddish blue, heavy bloom
Fruit flesh greenish yellow, firm, juicy
Taste aromatic, spicy-sourish
Cracking sensitivity low
Stone separability freestone
Plum pox tolerant
Storage good


Vigour weak to medium strong, tends to semi-upright with good branching
Crop load very high and regular, tends to overcropping, thorough fruit-thinning necessary


Reliable heavy crops that are well suited for the fresh market and baking industry. In some years Topper (S) is prone to twin-fruits and deformations.


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