Flavorella Plumcot looks like an apricot with its slightly pubescent yellow flesh but is the size of a plum! The clingstone fruits are incredibly aromatic and the firm yellow, super sweet flesh and tangy skin combine the best flavors of apricots and plums.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus armeniaca
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Lovell
Pollination Requirements: Flavorella requires another plum or plumcot for cross pollination
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 plumcots 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
Also consider Plum Parfait Plumcot if you are a fan of plumcots!