PLUMS and PLUOTS
Maroon-colored skin and flesh. Sweet, with little or no tartness and a very pleasing, mild flavor. Prolonged harvest, mid-July to mid-August. Very productive. Narrow, upright habit. Self-fruitful.
Sweet, flavorful plum, more widely adapted than Santa Rosa (more productive in cool, rainy climates). Red over yellow skin, amber flesh streaked red. Ripens June. Self-fruitful.
Elephant Heart Plum
Home-orchard favorite. Large, heart-shaped fruit with sweet, juicy, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Dark reddish-purple mottled skin. Hardy, heavy bearing. Pollenize with Beauty or Santa Rosa Plum.
Emerald Beaut Plum
One of the highest-rated plums in blind fruit tastings at Dave Wilson Nursery. Light green skin, greenish-yellow to orange freestone flesh. Harvest begins late August. Ripe fruit continues to sweeten, becoming exceptionally sweet, but remaining crisp and crunchy. Ripe fruit holds on tree longer than any other stone fruit – two months or more! Pollenizer required: Beauty, Burgundy, Late Santa Rosa, Nubiana, or Flavor King Pluot®. Pat# 9162. (Zaiger)
Italian Prune Plum
Large, purple skin, freestone. Rich flavor, very sweet when fully ripe. Fresh/dried/canned. Vigorous, cold hardy tree. Late bloom. Late summer harvest. 800 hours. Self-fruitful.
Mariposa Plum (“Improved Satsuma”)
Large, red-fleshed, sweet, juicy, firm, delicious. Small pit, nearly freestone. Mottled maroon over green skin. Use fresh or cooked. Harvest August. Pollenized by Catalina, Nubiana, or Santa Rosa.
Santa Rosa Plum
Most popular plum in California & Arizona. Juicy, tangy, flavorful. Reddish-purple skin, amber flesh tinged red. Late June. Self-fruitful.
Japanese-American Hybrid. Large firm delicious fruit. Bears earlier and heavier than most plum trees. Ripens in August-September. Zone 4. Pollenizer required.
Dapple Dandy Pluot ®
Taste test winner. Ranks with Flavor King and Flavor Supreme Pluot® as best-flavored fruit at Dave Wilson Nursery tastings. Creamy white and red-fleshed freestone with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme Pluot®, Santa Rosa or Burgundy Plum. Pat. No. 9254. (Zaiger
Flavor Grenade Pluot (plum x apricot)
Elongated green fruit with a red blush. Crisp texture and explosive flavor. Taste-test winner. Hangs on the tree for 4 to 6 weeks. Pollinize with a Japanese plum. Patent No. 12097. (Zaiger)
Flavor King Pluot (plum x apricot)
Taste test winner. Unique plum-apricot hybrid. Remarkable, spicy bouquet and flavor. Reddish-purple skin, sweet red flesh. Harvest mid August. Naturally small tree. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme, Santa Rosa or Late Santa Rosa. Pat. No. 8026.(Zaiger)
Flavor Queen Pluot (plum x apricot)
Flavor Supreme Pluot®
Taste test winner. Plum-apricot hybrid with sweet, richly flavored, firm red flesh. Greenish-maroon mottled skin. June harvest, about two weeks before Santa Rosa. Pollenized by Santa Rosa, Late Santa Rosa, or other Pluot®. Pat. No. 6763. (Zaiger)