The Development of Pluots and Friends

By on October 11, 2012

Phil Pursel from Dave Wilson Nursery teaches about the development of special fruit trees

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When will we see these varieties in Chile?

Posted by Omer Silva-Villena on Dec. 23, 2016 at 5:41:18 PM


This all sounds nice but where can these new fruits be grown?  Will they or any of them grow well in the north east such as where I live in NY?  How are they used?  For fresh eating or in cooking? 

Posted by Tim Smith on Dec. 24, 2016 at 10:32:03 AM

Tim, most pluots will grown down to zone 6, the Aprium is rated down to zone 5, the Pluerries are rated down to zone 6. Not sure what USDA zone you are in but there are a few that will grow in cold zones. They are great for fresh eating, but you can use them for jam or pies.

Posted by Suzanne at on Dec. 26, 2016 at 4:54:05 PM

Tim, correction, the Aprium-Flavor Delight is rated down to zone 6. The Sugar Twist Pluerry needs about 800 chill hours but it is not rated yet to USDA growing zones.

Posted by Suzanne at on Dec. 26, 2016 at 5:00:42 PM

Omer, I really can’t say, not sure about what suppliers would be shipping internationally.

Posted by Suzanne at on Dec. 27, 2016 at 10:39:16 AM

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