One of the most visually pleasing stone fruits, Flavorosa Pluot has gorgeous deep purple fruits with a deep red flesh. It resembles a plum more than a pluot with medium sized fruits that are quite juicy and very flavorful. Best in climates where late frosts won’t damage the blooms, and needs to be pollinated by another early blooming pluot, plum or apricot. Requires 400-500 chill hours.
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: Flavorosa is 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, sugary
Fruit Skin: Dark Purple
Fruit Flesh: Red
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