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Cot-N-Candy® Aprium® Tree

  • cot-n-candy-3-1Zones 7-10, Chill hours: 400
  • Bloom Time: Early (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: June 15 – June 20
  • Apricot-plum hybrid that resembles an apricot. The skin has less fuzz and is often blushed with red. Has a distinctive flavor and texture all its own. Pleasant, lingering plum-like after taste.
  • Dave Wilson’s Taste Test Top Scorer. The flesh tends to be denser than a full apricot, Cot-N-Candy® is a nice juicy Aprium®. Apriums®, like Pluots are interspecific complex hybrids of plum and apricot by Zaiger Genetics.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated.

One of the earliest ripening fruits. Blooms very early; generally difficult to grow, especially in late frost areas. Needs well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Thin fruit early in season to maximize size and quality. Susceptible to bacterial canker, shot hole fungus, brown rot and peach twig borer. Harvest 4-5th year. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12′-18′ tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height. GrowOrganic $24.99

Flavor Delight Aprium® Tree

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 5-9
  • Chill hours: < 200-300
  • Bloom Time: Very Early (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: June 1 – June 15
  • Looks: Medium sized, yellow fleshed, freestone fruit. Looks most like a apricot that is less fuzzy than usual.
  • Personality: Good balance between acid and sugar giving it excellent flavor and eating quality.
  • Facts of note: Has typical apricot flesh near the pit cavity and becomes firmer the closer to the skin. The fruit holds its shape when fully tree ripe and after being processed. Apriums® are 75% apricot and 25% plum. Developed by Zaiger.
  • Pollination: Bigger crops if pollenized by any apricot.

One of the earliest ripening fruits. Blooms very early; generally difficult to grow, especially in late frost areas. Needs well-drained, moderately fertile soil. Thin fruit early in season to maximize size and quality. Susceptible to bacterial canker, shot hole fungus, brown rot and peach twig borer. Harvest 4-5th year. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12′-18′ tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height. GrowOrganic 24.99,

Candy Heart Pluerry™ Tree

candy-heart-pluerryStandard on Myrobalan 29 rootstock.

  • Zones: TBD
  • Chill hours: 500
  • Harvest: July 28 – August 23
  • Looks: Skin is dark speckled red, with amber/red flesh.
  • Personality: Slightly subacid and very sweet, with a wonderfully unique flavor.
  • Facts of note: New for 2016 – Candy Heart, having Japanese plum and sweet cherry in its parentage, is a taste-test proven treat for fruit lovers. This variety has an extended hang time, reaching peak ripeness around mid-August in Central California.
  • Pollination: Pollenized by Sweet Treat Pluerry™ or Burgundy Plum GrowOrganic, Raintree 28.50

Sweet Treat Pluerry

sweettreat-pluerryStandard on Myrobalan 29 rootstock.

  • Zones: 6 – 9, Chill hours: 450
  • Harvest: June 25 – July 30 (in Central Valley, California)
  • Looks: Ping pong ball-sized with red skin and yellow flesh.
  • Personality: Extremely sweet when fully ripe. Fruit does not drop when ripe, it just gets sweeter.
  • New Zaiger variety. Top fruit at tastings for the last three years.
  • Pollination: Pollinator needed; Burgundy Plum recommended

An interspecific cross between a plum and a sweet cherry. Sweet Treat is the first of its kind, the Pluerry™: a new fruit type from the genius of Floyd Zaiger. This taste-test favorite is a complex interspecific hybrid, predominantly of plum and cherry, combining the sweetness of a cherry with that summer fresh plum zing. Much larger than a cherry, this precocious and prolific variety will hang on the tree for over a month, and the colorful fruit make Sweet Treat a true ornamental. GrowOrganic

HIAWATHA –

Cherry-plum hybrid is almost black when full ripe and as sweet as a black cherry. The tree makes a bush rather than upright growth. Fruit is small, usually about in 3/4”diameter. Ripens mid-June. Womack

Spring Satin Plumcot

spring_satinSpring Satin has a reddish black color with yellow orange flesh. Zones 2-8 Ripens in June.  FruitTreeFarm $9.00. Womack.

 

 

emerald_dropConsistent Taste Test Winner. Green skin and yellow-orange flesh.
Chill Hrs:  400 hours, HARDINESS ZONES:  6-10
POLLINATION:  Pollinate with Flavor Grenade, Santa Rosa Plum.
RIPENING DATE:  July 17th – August 5th
ROOT STOCK:  Myro-29C Plum
SPACING:  Plant trees 15-20 feet apart.  Bob Wells $39.50

DAPPLE DANDY PLUOT TREE TTWdappledandy

Consistent Dave Wilson Taste Test Winner
Chill hrs  400-500 hours, ZONES:  4-9
Pollinate with Flavor Supreme, Flavor King, Santa Rosa Plum.
RIPENING DATE:  August 5th – August 28th
ROOT STOCK:  Myro-29C Plum
Creamy white flesh, edged and streaked with crimson; firm with high sugar and unique plum-apricot flavor. Bob Wells $39.50

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