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Dapple Dandy Plumcot Tree

Dapple Dandy Plumcot Tree

Yellow & pink, sweet & tart.

The potted Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree is a delightful hybrid that combines the best of both plums and apricots. This semi-dwarf sized variety produces an abundance of fruit that has a unique and delicious taste, making it a popular choice for backyard orchards. In this product description, we will explore the look and taste of the fruit, specialty food dishes that can be prepared with it, the pollination requirements, and the history of the tree.

The fruit of the Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree has a distinct appearance, with its skin featuring a dappled pink and yellow coloration. The flesh is firm, sweet, and juicy with a unique flavor that blends the sweetness of a plum with the tanginess of an apricot. The fruit is also very versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, including jams, pies, and salads. Its unique flavor and beautiful appearance make it an excellent choice for presentation in fruit baskets and gourmet platters.

To ensure optimal fruit production, the Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree requires cross-pollination from other plum or apricot trees. Some compatible varieties include the Santa Rosa Plum, the Blenheim Apricot, and the Burgundy Plum. It is important to note that while the tree can self-pollinate, it will produce a larger yield with cross-pollination.

The Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree was developed in the late 20th century by Floyd Zaiger, a well-known horticulturist and the founder of Zaiger Genetics. This hybrid tree is a cross between a plum and an apricot, and it took several years of careful cultivation to develop a fruit with the perfect balance of flavors. One fun fact about this tree is that it is also known as the "Dinosaur Egg" Plumcot due to its unique appearance.

Semi-Dwarf Tr on Krymsk86 rootstock.

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The potted Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree is a delightful hybrid that combines the best of both plums and apricots. This semi-dwarf sized variety produces an abundance of fruit that has a unique and delicious taste, making it a popular choice for backyard orchards. In this product description, we will explore the look and taste of the fruit, specialty food dishes that can be prepared with it, the pollination requirements, and the history of the tree.

The fruit of the Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree has a distinct appearance, with its skin featuring a dappled pink and yellow coloration. The flesh is firm, sweet, and juicy with a unique flavor that blends the sweetness of a plum with the tanginess of an apricot. The fruit is also very versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, including jams, pies, and salads. Its unique flavor and beautiful appearance make it an excellent choice for presentation in fruit baskets and gourmet platters.

To ensure optimal fruit production, the Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree requires cross-pollination from other plum or apricot trees. Some compatible varieties include the Santa Rosa Plum, the Blenheim Apricot, and the Burgundy Plum. It is important to note that while the tree can self-pollinate, it will produce a larger yield with cross-pollination.

The Dapple Dandy Plumcot tree was developed in the late 20th century by Floyd Zaiger, a well-known horticulturist and the founder of Zaiger Genetics. This hybrid tree is a cross between a plum and an apricot, and it took several years of careful cultivation to develop a fruit with the perfect balance of flavors. One fun fact about this tree is that it is also known as the "Dinosaur Egg" Plumcot due to its unique appearance.

Semi-Dwarf Tr on Krymsk86 rootstock.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

The Pluot is "Interspecific" meaning it is a complex hybrid of 70 percent plum, 30 percent apricot with decidedly more plum-like traits (also called a plumcot). 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.

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Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 3.9"W x

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Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 6 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Chill Hours Needed : 400-500 hours
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2 Years
Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

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We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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Edson schaus
Great fruit trees

Ordered two pluots. The bareroot trees arrived in great shape. Planted them later in good sized pots and have been watering them weekly. The leaf growth is quite amazing and they look wonderfully health. Looking forward to their first harvest!

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Edson schaus
Great fruit trees

Ordered two pluots. The bareroot trees arrived in great shape. Planted them later in good sized pots and have been watering them weekly. The leaf growth is quite amazing and they look wonderfully health. Looking forward to their first harvest!

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Milton Evans
Dapple Supreme, flavor grenade, 3 in 1 pluots; candy heart and flavor punch pluerries

I ordered 3 pluots (one is 3 in 1 pluot), 2 pluerries and received them in March this year. They all looks good and healthy, growing well. Thanks so much grow organic from Boise, Idaho.

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Kerin
Dapple Dandy is delicious

This last purchase is newly planted, but looks like it's growing well. The previous one is hardy and generous and the fruit is drool-worthy, luscious and vibrant. The tree hasn't required a lot of fuss so far, but it's time to feed the fruit trees again soon!

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BG
Great!

Was a little worried as trees took a litle long to arrive, but once they arrived they were in excellent shape with good roots and nearly ready to bud. Have had it for 2 weeks now and has bloomed several blossoms. Excited to see what it does.

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