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Bare Root Pluots, Plumcots, Etc.
Interspecific hybrids are an entirely new fruit type. They are complex hybrids of plums, apricots, cherries, peaches and nectarines. They will delight your taste buds with their rich, intense flavor. The plum/apricot crosses have a higher sugar content than either plums or apricots, without the tartness of some plums, which gives them an incredible sweetness. The different varieties all have flavors, aromas and textures that are sensationally distinctive and unique within the fruit world.
Pluots and plumcots have the same cultural requirements as plums; pruning, fertilizing, disease and insect control will be similar. Interspecifics are not recommended for areas that get extremely cold or that are subject to late frosts. If you live in such an area and want to try anyway, Flavor King, Flavor Grenade and Dapple Dandy Pluots are your best choices.
Recipes for pluots should be interchangeable with plums and possibly even apricots. We are including a recipe for a pluot tart below.
Remarkable new apricot-plum hybrid, with more apricot parentage than plum. Resembles an apricot but with a distinctive flavor and texture all its own. Pleasant, lingering aftertaste. Ripens in early June. 200 hrs. Partly self-fruitful--heaviest crops if cross-pollinated by any apricot. Pat. No. 7090 (Zaiger). Available on Mari.
Incredible, delicate flavored fruit! This white fleshed peach x plum can be eaten firm. It has a mild classic white peach flavor and finishes with a wonderful plum aftertaste that makes this fruit a unique treat. Early ripening in June. Superior quality canning clingstone. 4-500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Lov.
Wonderful new plum-apricot hybrid. Very sweet, juicy, with slight apricot after taste, no tartness and very pleasing flavor; superb eating quality. Greenish yellow skin with amber-orange flesh. Prolonged harvest; ripens (and holds on tree) mid July through August. 4-500 hrs. Best pollinator is Burgundy plum; Dapple Dandy or Flavor Supreme pluots and Santa Rosa plum are also adequate. Patent no. 7420 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.
Small to medium sized red-orange colored fruit with very sweet orange flesh. This new pluot tested as HC160 and was consistently among the highest scoring varieties at Dave Wilson formal fruit tastings. Round to heart shaped fruit is excellent eaten fresh, dried or in desserts. Ripens in July. 400 hours or less. Pollenizer required: Burgundy or Santa Rosa plums. Pat. No. 14583 (Zaiger). Available on Myro.