Sultry Sunset Plumcot
A unique plumcot selection from Salem, OR, Sultry Sunset Plumcot produces abundant crops of plumcots with the color of a deep New Mexican sunset in their pinkish orange skin and deep red flesh! Each fruit hangs from the tree like a little galaxy of flavor in our fruit filled universe. Fruits resemble a plum more than an apricot and have delicious flavors of both parents.
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: Sultry Sunset Plumcot is self-fertile
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. 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: 4-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-12, 14-18
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not stated
Also consider Plum Parfait Plumcot if you are a fan of plumcots!