Bella Gold Peacotum
Bella Gold Peacotum is a very new exciting fruit type from Zaiger Hybrids. A cross of peach, apricot, and plum that has the best qualities of all of its parents. Skin is slightly fuzzy and bright yellow like an apricot with an attractive red blush. Tart skin gives way to mildly sweet amber flesh for a delightful fresh eating experience. Harvest time is late June into July. Trees are naturally dwarfing.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus armeniaca x Prunus persica
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Lovell
Pollination Requirements: Bella Gold Peacotum is self-fertile
Hardiness: Plums are hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Early March
Ripening Time: Early June
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. Bacterial Canker can occasionally damage trunks or branches. Symptoms of this disease are exudations of amber-colored sap. Spraying lime-sulfur or copper in the fall and early spring can help control Bacterial Canker.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated