Flavor Grenade Pluot
One of our favorite pluots, Flavor Grenade Pluot produces elongated green fruits with a red blush that are the size of a Japanese plum. The texture is crisp and the flavor is extreme! Fruits hang on the tree for 4-6 weeks, an incredibly long time for a plum or apricot. Flavor Grenade pluots are also one of the most popular for farmers markets and grocers because the fruit lasts so long while maintaining excellent flavor.
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: Flavor Grenade 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