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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
Delight Cherry-Plum - Semi-dwarf
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 to zone 6. 400 hrs. Pollenized by Sprite. (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 Gold Kist apricots. Cold hardy to zone 6. 250 chill hrs. Patent No. 8470 (Zaiger). Available on Myro.
Spice Zee Nectaplum - Standard
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. Cold hardy to zone 6. 2-300 hours. Available on Lov.
Candy Heart Pluerry - Semi-dwarf ON SALE!
The second of the Pluerries, this is a real treat. Skin is dark red and speckled, flesh is amber and red. Wonderful unique flavor. Fruit has an extended hang time, but peak ripeness is achieved around mid August. Pollenized by Sweet Treat Pluerry and Burgundy plum. Cold hardy to zone 6. Estimated chill hours are 500 or less. Pat. pending (Zaiger). Available on Cit.
Sugar Twist Pluerry - Semi-dwarf SUPER SALE!
Newest addition to the Pluerry family. Red skin, yellow flesh fruit has the sugar sweet taste of a ripe cherry with a twist of plum. Ripens in mid June. Pollenized by Flavor King Pluot and Emerald Beaut plum with most mid to late blooming Pluots, Pluerries and plums also working. Cold hardy to zone 6. Chill hours estimated at 800. Patent pending (Zaiger). Available on Cit.
Sweet Treat Pluerry - Standard ON SALE!
Another 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. Cold hardy to zone 6. 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. Cold hardy to zone 9 and probably 8. 4-500 hours. Self-fruitful. Available on Lov.
Dapple Dandy Pluot - Semi-dwarf
Fabulous 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. Cold hardy to zone 6. 400 hours. Pollenizer required: Flavor Supreme pluot, Santa Rosa or Burgundy plums. Pat. no. 9254 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.
Dapple Supreme Pluot - Semi-dwarf
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. Cold hardy to zone 6. 300 hours. Available on Cit.
Flavor Finale Pluot - Standard
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. Cold hardy to zone 6. 400 hours or less. Pollenizer required: Santa Rosa or Burgundy plum, Flavor King or Dapple Dandy Pluot. US Patent pending (Zaiger). Available on Myro.
Flavor Queen Pluot - Semi-dwarf
Wonderful 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. Cold hardy to zone 6. 4-500 hrs. Best pollenizer is Burgundy plum; Dapple Dandy or Flavor Supreme pluots and Santa Rosa plum are also adequate. Patent no. 7420 (Zaiger). Available on Cit.