Standard on Myrobalan 29 rootstock.
Zones: 6 - 9
Chill hours: 450
Harvest: June 25 - July 30 (in Central Valley, California)
Looks: Ping pong ball-sized with red skin and yellow flesh.
Personality: Extremely sweet when fully ripe. Fruit does not drop when ripe, it just gets sweeter.
Facts of note: New Zaiger variety. Top fruit at tastings for the last three years.
Pollination: Pollinator needed; Burgundy Plum recommended
An interspecific cross between a plum and a sweet cherry. Sweet Treat is the first of its kind, the Pluerry™: a new fruit type from the genius of Floyd Zaiger. This taste-test favorite is a complex interspecific hybrid, predominantly of plum and cherry, combining the sweetness of a cherry with that summer fresh plum zing. Much larger than a cherry, this precocious and prolific variety will hang on the tree for over a month, and the colorful fruit make Sweet Treat a true ornamental.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.
A must have tree, the pluerry is actually a cross between a peach x plum x cherry x apricot hybrid, or 56.75% plum, 25% cherry, 12.50% peach, and 6.25% apricot.
I bought mine from this nursery; my tree arrived very healthy and well-branched--it looks like I will have a small crop this year. I can't wait to try one.