Dapple Dandy Pluot
Dapple Dandy Pluot gets its name from the beautiful red dappled spots that appear on its greenish-yellow skin. Fruits are freestone and the flesh is a spectrum of red to pink from the outside in with a glorious plum-apricot flavor. Pollinate with another pluot or Santa Rosa plum for best fruit set.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus armeniaca
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Myrobalan 29C
Pollination Requirements: Another Japanese plum or interspecific hybrid that contains Japanese plum is necessary for pollination
Hardiness: Dapple Dandy is hardy to at least minus 20° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Early March
Ripening Time: June
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our pluots are not bothered by pests aside from the occasional aphids. 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. Brown rot can effect fruits in particularly wet springs or areas with poor air flow.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated