Candy Heart Pluerry ™
Candy Heart Pluerry ™, having Japanese plum and sweet cherry in its parentage, is a taste-test proven treat for fruit lovers. Its skin is dark speckled red, the amber/red flesh slightly subacid and very sweet, with a wonderfully unique flavor. This variety has an extended hang time, reaching peak ripeness around mid August in Central California. Requires around 500 chill hours.
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Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Citation produces trees 12′-18′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: Requires another pluerry or Japanese Plum for cross pollination
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Taste: Very sweet, slightly subacid
Fruit Skin: Dark speckled red
Fruit Flesh: Amber/red
Bloom Time: Late March
Ripening Time: July-August
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: 6-9