One of the most striking colored fruits you might ever see, Splash Pluots look like a bunch of miniature suns hanging from the tree as they ripen to a bright orange-red. Splash Pluot fruits are intensely sweet, medium sized and heart shaped and also make excellent dried fruit if you find yourself in a sugar coma after trying to eat every pluot that this copious upright tree produces.
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: Splash Pluot 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-April
Ripening Time: late 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
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated