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Benefits of Kelpak on Plums

Kelpak trials on plums indicate significant benefits including pollen germination, fruit set and retention resulting in improved fruit sizing, yields and colour:

  • Improves rooting of nursery trees
  • Stimulates root and shoot development in newly developed and established orchards
  • Improves fruit set and fruit retention in bearing trees
  • Increases fruit size and brix levels
  • Increases yields

Recommended application rates

Bearing trees Three Foliar sprays of 3 L/ha at pink bud to 50% bloom; petal fall and sepal fall. Optional sizing sprays after pit hardening and 14 days later

Post harvest Spray at 0.2% with nitrogen application and repeated 14 days later for recovery of heavy bearing

Tree establishment Dip bare roots of nursery trees in 1% Kelpak solution directly before plant-out. For better tree development apply foliar sprays of 250 ml Kelpak per 100 L of water (0.25%) with foliar sprays during early growth