SWIGOLD (cov) is a Mid July variety, SELF FERTILE. Its fruits, very firm and very sweet can support a long storage.
Season : medium ; 8th of March 2016 (Nîmes - France)
Importance of blossom : 4 /5 ; important
Fertility : SELF FERTILE.
Productivity : good and regular every year
Entrance of production : very quick on 2nd leaf
Harvest stage : ground colour 7- 8 (CTIFL).
OBTENTOR : Christian de Régibus - SWITZERLAND
CO-EDITORS : COT INTERNATIONAL and STAR FRUITS
VARIETY PROTECTION : Active application N° 2012/2170
Deposited on 10/10/2012.
Growth habit : spreading habit
Vigour : good
Fructification : important (4 /5) ; production on all kind of wood; possible
fruit falling at ripening time same as GOLDRICH.
Maturity : semi late ; around the 16th of July in 2016 (Nîmes - France)
Size : 2A (70%) 3A (25%)
Shape : oval ; smoothy surface
Ground colour : nice bright orange
Over colour : 20%, bright red
Flesh colour : dark orange
Firmness : very firm ; 78 Durofel
Eating quality : fruit with a lot of sugar (14° Brix). Eating quality is better after cold storage.
Fruit is more juicy and sweet
Internal browning : none
Cracking tolerance : very good
Storage ability : very long.
Reminder : the numbers (firmness, sugar, size, date, etc..) are indicative ; they strongly depend on the harvest date, the yield and the climatic conditions of the year.
Patented variety. Propagation and distribution forbidden without Cot International permission.