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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.
Pluots Plumcots Etc
Cot-N-Candy Aprium - Semi-dwarf
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.
Flavor Delight Aprium - Standard
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.
Leah-Cot Aprium - Semi-dwarf NEW FOR 2015!
Large fruit with deep orange color inside and out. Great flavor and firm texture. Reliable bearer, ripens mid to late June. Self-fruitful. 500 hours or less. Best in zones 7 to 10. Patent no. 21863 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.
Flavorella Plumcot - Standard
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.
Bella Gold Peacotum - Semi-dwarf
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.
Sweet Treat Pluerry - Standard
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.
Tri-Lite Peach X Plum - Standard
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.
Dapple Dandy Pluot - Standard
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.
Emerald Drop Pluot - Standard
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.
Flavor Queen Pluot - Semi-dwarf
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.
Splash Pluot - Standard
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.