Queen Elsa plum impressed with its high productivity in Chile

Fresh Plum
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Published Apr 22, 2024

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The Andes New Varieties Administration, ANA Chile®, has spotlighted the Queen Elsa cv. plum, a variety from the South African Stargrow program, for its high productivity and extended postharvest life, making it stand out despite challenging spring conditions. This plum variety is noted for its appealing black skin and orange pulp, offering a perfect blend of sweetness and acidity. It is ready for harvest between late January and early February and can maintain its quality for 45 days in cold storage, plus an additional three days at room temperature. Productivity trials have shown that fruit size can vary with the load, with adult plants' estimated production ranging from 55.9 to 69.1 gross tons per hectare.
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The Andes New Varieties Administration, ANA Chile®, reported that despite the difficult spring conditions for fruit set, the Queen Elsa cv. plum once again stood out this season for its high productivity. Photo ANA Chile®. Queen Elsa cv., is a variety from the South African Stargrow program. Along with its productivity, it also has a long postharvest life, with a high yield. In the particular case of post-harvest, in evaluations carried out by the ANA Chile® team, it was observed that the fruit is kept for at least 45 days in cold storage (0°C) plus three days at room temperature without damage to the skin. the pulp and with very good flavor. This plum has an attractive black covering color with high prune and orange pulp, as well as a pleasant flavor thanks to its perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. Its harvest date is between the last days of January and the first of February. According to measurements made this season, the variety had between 13-14° brix and 1.5-1.6% ...
Source: MXfruit
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