Plum Crosses Some interesting crosses between apricots and plums have been developed over the years and even between plums and other stone fruits such as cherries! Japanese plums can also provide cross-pollination. 1.25-2m (4-6') bareroot trees

Pluot : FLAVOR KING® Semi-Dwarf (Mustang)


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The complex pedigree of this Zaiger Hybrids creation, has plumcot genetics on both top and bottom side. Although Flavor King® looks much like a regular, medium/large, round, dark purple plum, it's unique flavour profile makes it almost addictive. To quote Chip Brantley, a fine food fanatic who wrote 'The Perfect Fruit', (a book about the world of plums, pluots and the like), "The spicy, sweet flesh tasted of caramel and almonds, and it started dark red just under the skin, then bled to a lighter pink near the pit." Here's Chip again, questioning a fruit vendor who sold numerous pluot varieties, ""What's the best one?" I asked. "Flavor King," he said, matter-of-factly, "Hands down."" A wet summer can cause the fruit to crack at the bottom, making it a better choice for the backyard grower, than for commercial orchards. And now it's available here!


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Pollenator definitions
Some trees and many berry plants are SELF-FERTILE ̶means the insect pollinators or even the wind can pollinate the blossoms without the need of a second tree.
NEEDS A POLLENIZER ̶ means another tree of the same type or kind but a different variety must be blooming nearby at the same time.
EXAMPLE A Liberty apple and a Wealthy apple can cross-pollinate. Two trees of the same variety ie: ̶ 2 Wealthy apples, cannot cross pollinate because they are genetically identical.
Other trees are marked as SEMI-FERTILE. These will set fruit without a second tree. However they will often bear more, and sometimes larger fruit if another variety of the same kind of tree is nearby.
You can select 2 different trees of the same kind marked as NEEDS A POLLENIZER or plant one of those along with one SELF-FERTILE or one SEMI-FERTILE. Also consider ripening times ̶ a Goldrush apple might not start blooming before a Pristine is finished.

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