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A new low-chill Pluot® for home gardens, Dapple Supreme derives its name from two of the best Pluots®: Dapple Dandy and Flavor Supreme.
With red dappled skin like Dapple Dandy and sweet, dark red flesh like Flavor Supreme, Dapple Supreme is sure to please.
Harvest time is between Flavor Supreme and Dapple Dandy.
A mere 300 chill hours is all that stands between you and a tree loaded with tasty fruits
Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.
Chill hours: 300
Bloom:Early to early midseason (within fruit type)
Harvest: Early midseason, July 5-July 20 (Central Valley of California)
Looks: Red dappled skin like Dapple Dandy and sweet, dark red flesh like Flavor Supreme.
Personality: Combination of Flavor Supreme and Dapple Dandy.
Facts of note: New addition to the Pluot® family.
Developed by Zaiger.
Pollination: Pollenizer required: other Pluot® or Japanese plum.
The Pluot® is "Interspecific" meaning it is a complex hybrid of 70 percent plum, 30 percent apricot with decidedly more plum-like traits. Smooth-skinned like a plum, the Pluot® is sturdy and durable with luscious flavor. It has the chin-dripping juiciness of a fully ripe plum without the notoriously tough skin and tart center typical of the parent plum. The complex, intense flavor of Pluot® is unique to interspecifics, much like a blend of fruit juices where the mixture is an improvement over any of the separate ingredients. One of the sweetest fruits, with 16-24 Brix probably explains why Pluots® dominate the Dave Wilson Taste Tests. The fruit is very high in Vitamin A. Pluots® were bred by Zaiger Genetics Inc. of Modesto California. Trees are 2 years old and should begin to fruit in their 4th or 5th year. Citation Rootstock is tolerant of wet soil, induces early dormancy in dry soil, is very winter hardy, resists root knot nematodes, and produces a 12'-18' tree. By pruning you can keep your tree at any height.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Almond, Mulberry, Walnut, Persimmon, and Jujube -- 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.