Flavor King Pluot
The king of the flavor castle is bursting with juicy sweet and tangy purple pluots! Flavor King Pluots resemble plums more so than apricots, and are one of the more reliable producers of their delicious, candy-like fruits. Very colorful with a dark red to purple flesh and bright yellow-orange skin. It is royally delicious.
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Latin Name: Prunus hybrid
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Myro 29C
Pollination Requirements: Another Japanese plum, apricot, or interspecific hybrid that contains Japanese plum is necessary for pollination
Hardiness: Hardy to at least minus 20° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, candy-like, sugar plum fairies
Fruit Skin: Yellow-Orange
Fruit Flesh: Dark Red to Purple
Bloom Time: Late February-April
Ripening Time: June-July
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