Plum Trees

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Please phone us on 023 230 0694 or email us on [email protected] to make sure if we have sufficient stock of a certain fruit tree/s that you need.

Plum Flavor King 

Flavor King Origin: Zaiger, California
Plumcot similar to a plum with a very good and unique eating quality. Possible replacement for Laetitia. Plant breeders’s rights: Zaiger, California. Local distribution rights: SAPO.
FRUIT
Harvest date: middle to late January
Mass: 85g
Shape: round
Skin colour: bright red with many white lenticells
Flesh colour: red
Taste: very good
Texture: medium to fine
Stone: cling
Storage ability: good for 7 days at -0.5°C and 21 days at 7.5°C
TREE
Chilling requirement: moderate to high
Vigour: moderate to strong
Growth habit: semi-upright to upright
Full bloom date: middle September
Production: good

Plum Fortune

Fortune Plum Origin: USA
FRUIT
Harvest date: early January
Shape: round-oblong
Skin colour: red
Flesh colour: yellow
Taste: good
Texture: melting
Stone: cling
Storage ability: good for four weeks at dual temperature
TREE
Vigour: moderate
Growth habit: semi-upright
Full bloom date: middle September
Production: good
Pollinator: Sapphire, Souvenir

Plum Harry Pickston  

harry-pickston-plum Origin: RSA, bred by ARC-INFRUITEC [Gaviota x (Methley x Wickson)]. Released in 1973.
Severe thinning required.
FRUIT
Harvest date: early January
Mass: 70g
Shape: cordate
Skin colour: green with red on suture but change to red after cold storage.
Flesh colour: yellow
Taste: reasonable, sweet
Texture: melting
Stone: cling
Storage ability: good for 3 weeks at dual temperature
TREE
Chilling requirement: low
Vigour: strong
Growth habit: spreading
Full bloom date: early September
Production: very good

Plum Laetitia

Laetitia plum Origin: RSA, selected ARC-INFRUITEC from progeny of open-pollinated Golden King. Released in 1985.
Resistant to Xanthomonas spot but reasonably sensitive to Monilinia laxa. Plant breeders’ rights: ARC-INFRUITEC.
FRUIT
Harvest date: middle to late January.
Mass: 70g
Shape: round-oblong, shallow suture and stem cavity.
Skin colour: bright red with many white lenticells.
Flesh colour: orange-yellow
Taste: very good
Texture: melting and firm
Stone: semi-free
Storage ability: good for 4 weeks at dual temperature
TREE
Chilling requirement: low
Vigour: medium strong
Growth habit: semi-upright
Full bloom date: late September
Production: very good

Plum Pioneer 

Pioneer plum Origin: ARC-INFRUITEC, seedling of open-pollinated 17-24-185.
Incompatible with Marianna rootstock. Requires an inter-stem. Better colour, taste and storage than Red Beaut. Plant breeders’ rights: ARC-INFRUITEC.
FRUIT
Harvest date: late November
Mass: 60g
Shape: round to slightly conical
Skin colour: bright red
Flesh colour: orange-yellow but becomes red when over-ripe
Taste: sweet, better flavour than Red Beaut
Texture: melting
Stone: cling
Storage ability: good for 5 weeks at dual temperature
TREE
Chilling requirement: low
Vigour: strong
Growth habit: semi-upright to spreading
Full bloom date: middle August
Production: good

Plum Purple Majesty 

purple majesty-plum Origin: Bradford, USA
FRUIT
Harvest date: early December
Shape: flat globose
Skin colour: purple
Flesh colour: light yellow
Taste: good
Texture: melting
Stone: cling
Storage ability: good for four weeks at dual temperature
TREE
Vigour: moderate
Growth habit: upright
Full bloom date: end August
Pollinator: Fortune, Ruby Red

Plum Santa Rosa 

santa rosa Origin: USA, chance seedling.
Common cross pollinator
FRUIT
Harvest date: middle December
Mass: 60g
Shape: ovate
Skin colour: red
Flesh colour: orange to red
Taste: strong flavour, acid around stone
Texture: melting
Stone: cling
Storage ability: good for 4 weeks at dual temperature
TREE
Chilling requirement: medium
Vigour: strong
Growth habit: very upright
Full bloom date: middle September
Production: moderate to good

Plum Sapphire 

saphire plum Origin: RSA, bred by ARC-INFRUITEC. Progeny of irradiated and open-pollinated Laroda. Released in 1992.
Good production in second leaf. Plant breeders’ rights: ARC-INFRUITEC.
FRUIT
Harvest date: early December
Mass: 60g
Shape: round
Skin colour: purple on green ground colour
Flesh colour: light-yellow before cold storage
Taste: very good
Texture: melting and firm
Stone: semi-free
Storage ability: good for 4 weeks at dual temperature
TREE
Chilling requirement: low
Vigour: medium strong
Growth habit: upright
Full bloom date: early September
Production: very good

Plum Songold

Songold plum Origin: RSA, bred by ARC-INFRUITEC (Wickson x Golden King). Released in 1970.
Requires ample pollination, tends towards internal breakdown with light crop.
FRUIT
Harvest date: early February
Mass: 90g
Shape: conical
Skin colour: yellow-green but turns light red after cold storage
Flesh colour: yellow
Taste: good
Texture: semi-melting and firm
Stone: cling
Storage ability: good for 4 weeks at dual temperature
TREE
Chilling requirement: medium
Vigour: strong
Growth habit: semi-upright
Full bloom date: middle September
Production: good

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