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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.

More About Pluots And Plumcots...


New varieties are being developed almost every year. Some are being offered commercially although most fruit at the supermarket is of poor quality, probably due to premature harvesting. It’s possible to have a very long season of pluots – Flavorosa ripens in late May and Flavor Finale will stay on the tree into October! For those of you with limited garden space, we have the popular 4N1 Pluot. This grafted tree includes Flavor Supreme, Flavor King, Flavor Queen and Dapple Dandy – four delicious varieties all on one tree! They pollinate each other.  Most of the pluots require a pollinator, either another pluot or a Japanese plum such as Santa Rosa or Burgundy.

Pluot Tart
This tart has a free-form crust, so it is often referred to as a “rustic” tart. You can use many different fillings for the tart.

Tart Dough
1 ½ cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup walnut or canola oil
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons ice water

  • Combine the flour, sugar and salt.  Slowly stir in the oil until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Stir in the ice water until the mixture holds together. Press into a disc between two sheets of plastic and then roll out into a circle about 14” in diameter. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • In a food processor, combine:
    ¼ cup of flour, ½ cup sugar
    3 tablespoons of oat bran
    ¼ cup of chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Spread this mixture over the dough, leaving 1 ½“ border.
  • Pit and quarter 2 pounds of pluots.
  • Arrange them on the dough. They can be arranged casually or carefully in concentric circles.
  • Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the top.
  • Fold over the edges of the crust.
  • Brush the edges with milk or water.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 45 min.

Pluot Rootstocks...


CITATION (Cit.)
Peaches and nectarines dwarfed to 8-14 ft.; apricots and plums dwarfed to 12-18 ft. Very tolerant of wet soil; not drought tolerant (induces early dormancy in dry soil) so needs very regular water in hot climates. A top dressing of mulch can help maintain soil moisture. Resists root knot nematodes. Induces heavy bearing at a young age. Very winter hardy. Strong and well anchored. Pat. No. 5112 (Zaiger).

MARIANNA 26-24 (Mari.)
Standard rootstock for apricots, plums, prunes, most almonds. Mature trees comparatively small, 15-20 ft. if unpruned; can be kept smaller with summer pruning. Shallow root system, much more tolerant of wet soils than Lovell or Nemaguard; is not tolerant of hot soils. Has tendency to sucker. Resistant to oak root fungus, root knot nematodes, root rot.

MYROBALAN 29C (Myro.)
Excellent, all-around rootstock for apricots, plums, almonds. Shallow but vigorous root system tolerates wet soils and is widely adapted; is more deeply rooted than Marianna. Resistant to root knot nematodes and has some resistance to oak root fungus. Unpruned tree height of standard varieties 15-25 ft., but can control size further with summer pruning. Winter hardy in Michigan.


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Cot-N-Candy Aprium - Semi-dwarf
Cot-N-Candy Aprium - Semi-dwarf
$28.95
Wonderful new fruit from Zaiger Hybrids. Early season harvest, ripening one week later than Flavor Delight Aprium. White flesh is extra sweet and juicy, with a plummy aftertaste. Size is 2 to 2.5 inches on average. Estimated chill hours 250 to 300. Self-fruitful. (Patent Pending) Available on Cit.

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Flavor Delight Aprium - Standard
Flavor Delight Aprium - Standard
$24.95
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.

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Flavor Delight Aprium - Semi-dwarf
Flavor Delight Aprium - Semi-dwarf
$27.95
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 Cit.

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Delight Cherry-Plum - Semi-dwarf
Delight Cherry-Plum - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
Hybrid of cherry-plum and Japanese plum. Flavorful, tangy clingstone. Heavy crops even under adverse conditions. Ripens July to August. Low chill, yet cold hardy. 400 hrs. Pollenizer required. Interfruitful with Sprite. (Zaiger) Available on Cit.

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Sprite Cherry-Plum - Semi-dwarf
Sprite Cherry-Plum - Semi-dwarf
$25.95
Hybrid of cherry-plum and Japanese plum. Sweet, freestone, not tart. Flavorful, refreshing; wonderful fresh eating. Ripe fruit holds on tree 3-4 weeks in July/August. Heavy bearing. Low chill yet cold hardy; adapted to most climates. 400 hrs. Pollinated by Delight. (Zaiger) Available on Cit.

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Flavorella Plumcot - Standard
Flavorella Plumcot - Standard
$26.95
Medium sized fruit with translucent golden color, light red blush and slight pubescence. Ripens late May to early June. Excellent flavor with firm, juicy flesh. Recommended pollenizers: Floragold, Royal Rosa or Goldkist apricots. 250 chill hrs. Patent No. 8470 (Zaiger). Available on Myro.

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Bella Gold Peacotum - Semi-dwarf
Bella Gold Peacotum - Semi-dwarf
$28.95
New peach, apricot, plum cross. Bright yellow skin with orange-red blush and a delightful blend of rich tropical and apricot flavors. Semi-freestone. Tree is naturally semi-dwarf. Ripens in early July. Pollinated by Flavor Grenade and Blenheim apricot. 500 hours. Available on Cit.

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Spice Zee Nectaplum - Semi-dwarf
Spice Zee Nectaplum - Semi-dwarf
$28.95
The first Nectaplum from Zaiger hybrids. Spice Zee packs a pile of amazing fruit onto an attractive tree for the home gardener. It is slightly acidic and loaded with sugar, giving it a spicy sweet flavor. One can detect both plum and nectarine traits with ease. Spice Zee is a beautiful ornamental tree with a tremendous spring bloom followed by dark red leaf in the spring that matures to a rich green-red in late summer. This variety is self-fruitful and very productive. Patent pending. 2-300 hours. Available on Cit.

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Sweet Treat Pluerry - Standard
Sweet Treat Pluerry - Standard
$26.95
Another new fruit from Zaiger! This is a cross between a plum and a sweet cherry. The fruit is about the size of a ping pong ball with red skin and yellow flesh. Extremely sweet when fully ripe. Top fruit at tastings for the last three years. Fruit does not drop when ripe, it just gets sweeter! Pollenized by Burgundy or Santa Rosa plums or Flavor King Pluot. Ripens from mid July to early August. Estimated chill hours are 500 or less. Pat. pending (Zaiger). Available on Myro.

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Tri-Lite Peach X Plum - Standard
Tri-Lite Peach X Plum - Standard
$26.95
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.

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Dapple Supreme Pluot - Semi-dwarf NEW FOR 2014!
Dapple Supreme Pluot - Semi-dwarf NEW FOR 2014!
$27.95
A new low chill Pluot from Zaiger with impeccable parentage, Dapple Dandy and Flavor Supreme. Red dappled skin with sweet red flesh. Ripens mid June. Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot, Santa Rosa or Burgundy plums. 300 hours. Available on Cit.

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Dapple Dandy Pluot - Standard
Dapple Dandy Pluot - Standard
$26.95
Fabulous new plum-apricot hybrid. Creamy white and red fleshed fruit has sweet, wonderful plum-apricot flavor. One of the highest rated fruits at recent taste tests; ranks with Flavor King and Flavor Supreme pluots. Skin is greenish yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. Ripens in August, between Flavor King and Flavor Queen. 400 hours. Pollenizer required: Flavor Supreme pluot, Santa Rosa or Burgundy plums. Pat. no. 9254 (Zaiger). Available on Myro.

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Dapple Dandy Pluot - Semi-dwarf
Dapple Dandy Pluot - Semi-dwarf
$28.95
Fabulous new plum-apricot hybrid. Creamy white and red fleshed fruit has sweet, wonderful plum-apricot flavor. One of the highest rated fruits at recent taste tests; ranks with Flavor King and Flavor Supreme pluots. Skin is greenish yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. Ripens in August, between Flavor King and Flavor Queen. 400 hours. Pollenizer required: Flavor Supreme pluot, Santa Rosa or Burgundy plums. Pat. no. 9254 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.

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Emerald Drop Pluot - Standard
Emerald Drop Pluot - Standard
$26.95
Medium to large pluot with green skin and yellow-orange flesh. Prolonged harvest; early picked fruit is firm, yet juicy sweet. Left to remain on the tree, the flavor is honey sweet. Upright tree sets heavy crops once established. Harvest mid-July to late August. 400 hrs. or less. Pollenizer required: Santa Rosa or Burgundy plums. Pat. No. 14599 (Zaiger). Available on Myro.

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Flavor King Pluot - Standard
Flavor King Pluot - Standard
$24.95
Unique plum-apricot hybrid; taste test winner. Reddish purple skin with crimson flesh. Has very rich, spicy, sweet flavor and bouquet with little or no tartness. Highly recommended. Ripens in mid to late August. Naturally small tree. 400 hrs. or less. Pollinated by Flavor Supreme pluot, Burgundy, Santa Rosa or Late Santa Rosa plum. Available on Myro.

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Flavor King Pluot - Semi-dwarf
Flavor King Pluot - Semi-dwarf
$27.95
Unique plum-apricot hybrid; taste test winner. Reddish purple skin with crimson flesh. Has very rich, spicy, sweet flavor and bouquet with little or no tartness. Highly recommended. Ripens in mid to late August. Naturally small tree. 400 hrs. or less. Pollinated by Flavor Supreme pluot, Burgundy, Santa Rosa or Late Santa Rosa plum. Available on Cit.

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Flavor Queen Pluot - Standard
Flavor Queen Pluot - Standard
$24.95
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 Myro.

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Flavor Queen Pluot - Semi-dwarf
Flavor Queen Pluot - Semi-dwarf
$27.95
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.

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Flavor Grenade Pluot - Standard
Flavor Grenade Pluot - Standard
$26.95
Elongated green fruit with a red blush. Crisp texture and explosive flavor. Taste test winner. Stays on the tree for 4 to 6 weeks Ripens in mid August. Pollinate with a Japanese plum such as Burgundy or Santa Rosa. Has set fruit at every test location and appears to require as little as 2-300 chilling hours. Patent No. 12097 (Zaiger). Available on Myro.

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Flavor Grenade Pluot - Semi-dwarf
Flavor Grenade Pluot - Semi-dwarf
$28.95
Elongated green fruit with a red blush. Crisp texture and explosive flavor. Taste test winner. Stays on the tree for 4 to 6 weeks Ripens in mid August. Pollinate with a Japanese plum such as Burgundy or Santa Rosa. Has set fruit at every test location and appears to require as little as 2-300 chilling hours. Patent No. 12097 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.

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Flavor Finale Pluot - Standard
Flavor Finale Pluot - Standard
$26.95
Medium to large size fruit on this new pluot with purplish red skin and amber-red flesh. Exceptional complex flavor comparable to Flavor King Pluot. Harvest begins in late August and fruit is edible well into October with excellent eating quality throughout the harvest. 400 hours or less. Pollenizer required: Santa Rosa or Burgundy plum, Flavor King or Dapple Dandy Pluot. US Patent pending (Zaiger). Available on Myro.

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Flavor Supreme Pluot - Standard
Flavor Supreme Pluot - Standard
$24.95
A sensational new plum-apricot hybrid. Taste test winner. Medium-sized plum-like fruit has meaty, sweet, richly flavored, firm, red flesh and greenish-maroon mottled skin. No tartness. Superior to any early season plum. Ripens in June, about 2 weeks before Santa Rosa. 5-600 hrs. Pollinated by other pluot, Santa Rosa or Late Santa Rosa plum or Burgundy plum. Patent no. 6763 (Zaiger). Available on Myro.

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Flavor Supreme Pluot - Semi-dwarf
Flavor Supreme Pluot - Semi-dwarf
$27.95
A sensational new plum-apricot hybrid. Taste test winner. Medium-sized plum-like fruit has meaty, sweet, richly flavored, firm, red flesh and greenish-maroon mottled skin. No tartness. Superior to any early season plum. Ripens in June, about 2 weeks before Santa Rosa. 5-600 hrs. Pollinated by other pluot, Santa Rosa or Late Santa Rosa plum or Burgundy plum. Patent no. 6763 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.

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Geo Pride Pluot - Semi-dwarf
Geo Pride Pluot - Semi-dwarf
$28.95
Red skinned, yellow fleshed plum/apricot hybrid. Balanced acid-sugar to predominantly sweet with unique plum-apricot flavor. Medium size, very heavy production. Harvest is mid-July to early August, just ahead of Flavor Queen Pluot. 400 hours or less. Pollenizer required: Flavor Supreme pluot, Dapple Dandy pluot, Santa Rosa or Burgundy plum. Good pollenizer for other plums and pluots. Patent no. 10386 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.

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Splash Pluot - Standard
Splash Pluot - Standard
$26.95
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.

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2-N-1 Cherry-Plum
2-N-1 Cherry-Plum
$35.95
Delight and Sprite cherry plums grafted onto one tree. Available on Cit.

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4-N-1 Pluot
4-N-1 Pluot
$52.95
Dapple Dandy, Flavor King, Flavor Queen and Flavor Supreme (these four varieties) grafted onto one tree. A Santa Rosa Plum or a Burgundy Plum would be the best pollinizer for all of the pluots. Available on Cit.

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4-N-1 Zee Sweet Nuggets
4-N-1 Zee Sweet Nuggets
$52.95
All four of the following - Splash, Emerald Drop, Flavor Grenade and Geo Pride - grafted onto one tree. Available on Cit.

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