Pluot Growing Guide

Pluot Growing Guide

The most recognizable of the interspecifics fruit species, the Pluot is a complex hybrid of plum (P. salicina) and other Prunus species, usually including apricot (P. armeniaca). The intense, complex flavors of both the Aprium and the Pluot are unique to interspecifics, much like when a blend of fruit juices is an improvement
over any of the separate ingredients. Additionally, the sugar content of interspecifics is much higher than in standard plums or apricots, yielding fruit of incomparable sweetness. Pluot interspecific plum cultivars have predominantly plum parentage and smooth skins like plums.

Varieties

Dapple Dandy

Unique interspecific hybrid of plum and apricot. Green-yellow skin with red spots; the coloring turns to maroon and yellow as the fruit ripens. Creamy white and red freestone flesh. Smooth skinned like a plum with a luscious plum-apricot flavor. One of the sweetest fruits ever sampled in California taste trials.

Mature Height: 12’-15’
Mature Spread: 12’-15’
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Flavor: Sweet
Cooking/Storage: Good for cooking
Bloom Period: Mid-Season
Pollinator Required: Yes
Harvest Period: Late-August
Zones: 6-9

 

Flavor King

Sensational bouquet and sweet, spicy flavor. Medium sized fruit with reddish-purple skin, sweet red and gold flesh. Unique plum-apricot hybrid. Naturally small sized tree.


Mature Height: 8’-10’
Mature Spread: 8’-10’
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Flavor: Sweet
Cooking/Storage: Good for cooking
Bloom Period: Mid-Season
Pollinator Required: Yes
Harvest Period: Late-August
Zones: 6-10

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