Sugar Twist Pluerry ™
Sugar Twist Pluerry ™ is one of the newest in interspecific plum cherry hybrids and has intensely sweet flavor. Sugar Twist is unique for its very early harvests, usually around early June and a month earlier than Sweet Treat! Fruit has red skin with amber flesh and the sugar sweet taste of a ripe cherry with the twist of plum you might expect from such a hybrid.
Latin Name: Prunus salicina x Prunus cerasifera
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: A semi-dwarf rootstock for Plums and other stone fruits, Citation produces trees 12′-18′ in height or less.
Pollination Requirements: A pluot, other pluerries or early blooming Japanese Plum should pollinate Sugar Twist
Hardiness: Plums are hardy to minus 10° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 12-18 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Late March
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Our plums are not bothered by pests. 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.
USDA Zone: 6-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated