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Flavor King Pluot® Tree (Semi-dwarf) - FT222

Flavor King Pluot® Tree (Semi-dwarf)
The Development of Pluots and Friends

The Development of Pluots and Friends

Pruning Cherry Trees and Pruning Apricot Trees - Summer

Pruning Cherry Trees and Pruning Apricot Trees - Summer

  • Cannot be combined with other items in a package, due either to its size or manufacturer packaging.
  • $25 Flat Rate Shipping: Ship up to 10 trees per box for only $25/box! Excludes potted fruit trees. Nut trees and multi-graft trees count as 2 trees when calculating box capacity. Only valid shipping to the lower 48 states.
  • Not registered for sale in: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU
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  • Available to ship as soon as: December 18, 2015
  • (However, as we ship on a first come, first serve basis, your order may not ship until days or weeks later. You will receive an email when your order ships.)

Please Note: The FRUIT DESCRIPTION, RECOMMENDED POLLINATOR(S) and USDA ZONES as shown in our recently published 2015 Bare Root Catalog are INCORRECT (but the Chill Hours and Harvest Dates are CORRECT).

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-10
  • Chill hours: 400
  • Bloom Time: Late Mid-Season (Based on typical Central Valley California weather)
  • Harvest: August 1 - September 1
  • Looks: Medium sized fruit with reddish-purple skin, sweet red and gold flesh.
  • Personality: Sensational bouquet and sweet, spicy flavor.
  • Facts of note: Top taste-test winner over all. Low chill hours, good choice for milder climates. The fruit holds well on the tree, staying firm for as long as two weeks after maturity. A precocious bearer with regular heavy production. Developed by Zaiger.
  • Pollination: Pollinated by other pluots, or Late Santa Rosa and Burgundy plums.

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.

Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, 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. If you'd like us to split your shipments, please contact us at (800) 784-1722 or Additional shipping charges will apply.

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