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Flavor King Pluot Tree

Flavor King Pluot Tree

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Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-10
  • Chill hours: 300-400
  • Harvest: August-September
  • Looks: Medium sized fruit with reddish-purple skin, sweet red and gold flesh.
  • Personality: Sensational bouquet and sweet, spicy flavor.
  • Facts of note: Another of the original pluot introductions from world famous Floyd Zaiger. The Flavor King is a uniquely flavored fruit which brings out the best of the plum and apricot that make up its parentage. The fruit is first distinguished by its incredible aroma. Cut open a Flavor King and the room fills with the sent of a bouquet of flowers. Bite into the Flavor King and the bouquet fills your mouth with a complex flavor palate that is rich and sweet. Flavor King has reddish-purple skin, sweet yellow-red flesh. It is the perfect companion for other pluot selections like the Flavor Supreme and the Flavor Grenade pluots which are also good pollinators. The Flavor King also pairs well with great plum varieties like the Burgundy and Santa Rosa Plum. Along with it beautiful spring floral display, this is truly one of the finest fruit introductions to the home garden.
  • Pollination: Pollinated by Flavor Supreme Plumcot or Dapple Dandy Plumcot, Santa Rosa plum, or Late Santa Rosa plum.

The Flavor King Pluot Tree: A Delightful Addition to Your Orchard

The Flavor King Pluot Tree, scientifically known as Prunus domestica x armeniaca, is a unique and delectable fruit tree that has gained popularity among orchard enthusiasts and home gardeners. This hybrid fruit tree is a result of crossbreeding between a plum and an apricot, creating a fruit known for its exceptional flavor and versatility.

Characteristics of Flavor King Pluots

Flavor King Pluots are renowned for their remarkable taste and appearance. These fruits typically have a reddish-purple skin, which may have a slightly dusty appearance. The flesh of the Pluot is firm, juicy, and exceptionally sweet. It boasts a delightful blend of flavors, combining the richness of plums with the sweetness of apricots. The Flavor King Pluot has a unique, complex flavor profile with hints of berry, plum, and apricot, making it a favorite among fruit connoisseurs.

Growing Requirements

The Flavor King Pluot Tree thrives in regions with a Mediterranean climate, characterized by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Here are some key growing requirements to consider when cultivating this fruit tree:

  1. Sunlight: These trees require full sun exposure, which means they should receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth and fruit production.

  2. Soil: Well-drained soil is essential for Flavor King Pluot Trees. Ensure that the soil has good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. A slightly acidic to neutral soil pH is ideal.

  3. Spacing: When planting multiple trees, space them at least 15-20 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation and prevent overcrowding.

Planting and Care

Planting:

  • Select a suitable planting location with adequate sunlight and well-drained soil.

  • Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and of similar depth.

  • Place the tree in the hole, ensuring the graft union is above the soil line.

  • Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly to settle the soil and remove air pockets.

Watering:

  • Provide consistent watering, especially during the growing season and dry spells. A deep, thorough watering is preferable over frequent shallow watering.

Pruning:

  • Pruning is essential to maintain the shape of the tree and promote air circulation. Prune during the dormant season to remove dead or diseased branches.

Fertilization:

  • Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to provide essential nutrients to the tree.

Pest and Disease Management:

  • Keep an eye out for common fruit tree pests and diseases, such as aphids, plum curculio, and brown rot. Use appropriate organic treatments if necessary.

Harvesting and Storage

Flavor King Pluots are typically ready for harvest in late summer or early fall, depending on your location. Ripe Pluots should be firm yet slightly yielding when gently squeezed. To harvest, twist the fruit gently from the tree, taking care not to damage the branch.

Store Pluots in the refrigerator for up to a week to prolong their freshness. These fruits can also be used for various culinary purposes, including fresh eating, baking, canning, and making jams and preserves.

The Flavor King Pluot Tree is a remarkable addition to any orchard or home garden, offering a unique and delightful fruit with an extraordinary flavor profile. By providing the right growing conditions, proper care, and attention, you can enjoy the bountiful harvests of these sweet and flavorful fruits year after year. Consider planting a Flavor King Pluot Tree and experience the joy of cultivating this exceptional hybrid fruit.

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.

For more information about growing and care of Pluot Trees, see our blog pots:  The World of Pluots: A Guide for Gardeners and Market Farmers

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Description

Semi-dwarf on Citation rootstock.

  • Zones: 6-10
  • Chill hours: 300-400
  • Harvest: August-September
  • Looks: Medium sized fruit with reddish-purple skin, sweet red and gold flesh.
  • Personality: Sensational bouquet and sweet, spicy flavor.
  • Facts of note: Another of the original pluot introductions from world famous Floyd Zaiger. The Flavor King is a uniquely flavored fruit which brings out the best of the plum and apricot that make up its parentage. The fruit is first distinguished by its incredible aroma. Cut open a Flavor King and the room fills with the sent of a bouquet of flowers. Bite into the Flavor King and the bouquet fills your mouth with a complex flavor palate that is rich and sweet. Flavor King has reddish-purple skin, sweet yellow-red flesh. It is the perfect companion for other pluot selections like the Flavor Supreme and the Flavor Grenade pluots which are also good pollinators. The Flavor King also pairs well with great plum varieties like the Burgundy and Santa Rosa Plum. Along with it beautiful spring floral display, this is truly one of the finest fruit introductions to the home garden.
  • Pollination: Pollinated by Flavor Supreme Plumcot or Dapple Dandy Plumcot, Santa Rosa plum, or Late Santa Rosa plum.

The Flavor King Pluot Tree: A Delightful Addition to Your Orchard

The Flavor King Pluot Tree, scientifically known as Prunus domestica x armeniaca, is a unique and delectable fruit tree that has gained popularity among orchard enthusiasts and home gardeners. This hybrid fruit tree is a result of crossbreeding between a plum and an apricot, creating a fruit known for its exceptional flavor and versatility.

Characteristics of Flavor King Pluots

Flavor King Pluots are renowned for their remarkable taste and appearance. These fruits typically have a reddish-purple skin, which may have a slightly dusty appearance. The flesh of the Pluot is firm, juicy, and exceptionally sweet. It boasts a delightful blend of flavors, combining the richness of plums with the sweetness of apricots. The Flavor King Pluot has a unique, complex flavor profile with hints of berry, plum, and apricot, making it a favorite among fruit connoisseurs.

Growing Requirements

The Flavor King Pluot Tree thrives in regions with a Mediterranean climate, characterized by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Here are some key growing requirements to consider when cultivating this fruit tree:

  1. Sunlight: These trees require full sun exposure, which means they should receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth and fruit production.

  2. Soil: Well-drained soil is essential for Flavor King Pluot Trees. Ensure that the soil has good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. A slightly acidic to neutral soil pH is ideal.

  3. Spacing: When planting multiple trees, space them at least 15-20 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation and prevent overcrowding.

Planting and Care

Planting:

  • Select a suitable planting location with adequate sunlight and well-drained soil.

  • Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and of similar depth.

  • Place the tree in the hole, ensuring the graft union is above the soil line.

  • Backfill the hole with soil and water thoroughly to settle the soil and remove air pockets.

Watering:

  • Provide consistent watering, especially during the growing season and dry spells. A deep, thorough watering is preferable over frequent shallow watering.

Pruning:

  • Pruning is essential to maintain the shape of the tree and promote air circulation. Prune during the dormant season to remove dead or diseased branches.

Fertilization:

  • Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to provide essential nutrients to the tree.

Pest and Disease Management:

  • Keep an eye out for common fruit tree pests and diseases, such as aphids, plum curculio, and brown rot. Use appropriate organic treatments if necessary.

Harvesting and Storage

Flavor King Pluots are typically ready for harvest in late summer or early fall, depending on your location. Ripe Pluots should be firm yet slightly yielding when gently squeezed. To harvest, twist the fruit gently from the tree, taking care not to damage the branch.

Store Pluots in the refrigerator for up to a week to prolong their freshness. These fruits can also be used for various culinary purposes, including fresh eating, baking, canning, and making jams and preserves.

The Flavor King Pluot Tree is a remarkable addition to any orchard or home garden, offering a unique and delightful fruit with an extraordinary flavor profile. By providing the right growing conditions, proper care, and attention, you can enjoy the bountiful harvests of these sweet and flavorful fruits year after year. Consider planting a Flavor King Pluot Tree and experience the joy of cultivating this exceptional hybrid fruit.

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.

For more information about growing and care of Pluot Trees, see our blog pots:  The World of Pluots: A Guide for Gardeners and Market Farmers

About Plumcots: A precocious bearer with regular heavy production. Developed by Zaiger. 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. The Plumcot 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 plumcot 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 plumcot is unique to interspecifics, much like a blend of fruit juices where the mixture is an improvement over any of the separate ingredients. Browse all our plumcot trees for sale.

About KRM86 Rootstock: This Peach plum hybrid is a very promising hybrid rootstock which has repeatedly shown superior anchorage relative to all other rootstocks. It is tolerant to both wet and heavy soil. KRM86 may be susceptible to nematodes. 

Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties 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 (888) 784-1722 or orderdesk@groworganic.com. Additional shipping charges will apply.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, AK, PR, GU, VI

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.0 lb

Dimensions: 55.5"L x 7.3"W x 2.75"H

Features

  • Flavor Pick
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 6 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Chill Hours Needed : 300-400 Hours
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 2 Years
Tree Size : Semi-dwarf

Planting & Care

Useful Information

Guarantee

Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee

* Claim deadline is June 15th

We guarantee that your dormant tree or plant will arrive in good, viable condition. If your tree arrives in substandard condition, notify us within 3 days of delivery. Please email pictures of the box, inside packaging, the tree and its roots to helpdesk@groworganic.com.  We will investigate your claim and process a request to exchange or refund the damaged product.

If your dormant tree or plant has not grown new leaves by June 15th, you may be eligible for our Limited Dormant Tree & Plant Guarantee. This guarantee provides for a store credit for the purchase price of the tree, excluding shipping. Please see the Instructions below.

Important Dates:

  • April 1st Dormant trees/plants must be planted in the ground
  • May 15th Perform scratch test, if no new leaves have grown
  • June 15th Deadline to apply for a dormant tree/plant credit

All required documentation must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. Claims or documentation received after June 15th will be denied, without exception. Instructions listed below

Terms and Conditions

We cannot guarantee that your tree or plant will remain alive and healthy after it is received, or bear fruit as there are too many variables in your environment that are beyond our control (i.e. soil preparation, weed and pest control, proper irrigation, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your growing zone, proper choice of pollinator, extreme weather, rodent damage, disease, etc.). 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide a replacement tree/plant of the same species either that same growing season or in future years. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees associated with replacement trees and plants. 

If we determine that the tree you purchased directly from us is not viable, we will issue you a store credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of the affected dormant tree or plant. Shipping is not included in the dormant tree/plant guarantee. Store credits can be used to purchase any product we sell and are valid for use only until July 1st of the following year.

Historically, 98% of our dormant trees and plants grow and thrive when they have been cared for and planted using our growing guides. Dormant trees and plants must be planted in the ground by April 1st in order to be eligible for credit. If the ground in your area is still frozen solid, you may temporarily plant your tree or plant in a pot. 

Potted, non-dormant trees or plants are excluded from this guarantee as they are not dormant at the time of shipment. Evergreen trees such as citrus, avocado and olive trees are not available for credit under the Dormant Tree and Plant Guarantee. 

Instructions

We guarantee that your dormant fruit tree or plant will leaf out, if you care for it according to our growing guides. In the unlikely event that your dormant tree or plant does not have leaves by May 15th, follow these simple steps to apply for a store credit:

Before you call or email, please perform a “scratch test” to determine if the tree or plant is still alive. This video shows how to check for live tissue under the bark. Scratch tests need to be done a few inches above and below the graft. 

Green Cambium Layer / Living Trees

If the cambium layer under the bark is green, give your tree a little more time. It is still alive, but hasn’t come out of dormancy yet. Check to make sure that it is getting the right amount of deep root water, enough sunlight and that the weather is warm enough for that type of tree/plant to come out of dormancy. Every tree has its own personality and will come out of dormancy at different times. Be sure to submit the required documentation listed below by June 15th, if it doesn’t grow leaves.

Brown Cambium Layer / Dead Trees

If the scratch test shows a brown cambium layer or if your dormant tree/plant doesn’t have leaves by June 1st, please email us at helpdesk@groworganic.com. All required documentation listed below must be received by June 15th for your claim to be considered. To be considered for the guarantee claim, all required documentation must be received by June 15th.  Incomplete submissions will be denied.

Required Documentation

  1. Order number
  2. Name of dormant tree/plant and the quantity affected
  3. Photos of each tree or plant showing: 
    1. The roots (tree or plant must be pulled out of the ground)
    2. The scratch test areas
    3. The entire tree/plant

We reserve the right to not issue credit for items that have already been replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence that the tree/plant was not killed by root rot, rodent or mechanical damage.

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Customer Reviews

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Tho Tran
Lavor king Pluot Tree

Lavor king Pluot
The first year yielded five very delicious fruits

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Tho tran
Flavor King Pluot

Good product!thanks so much

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Daniel Durflinger
Leafing out!!

Tree arrived in great condition. Lots of new growth and pushing flowers already.

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kam chan
Wonderful Bare root trees

Received the Plucot in Spring, I am so delighted with their bare root trees, highly recommended

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TLPRVA
Decent bare root

I received a 5/8 caliper decent little tree. Ordered late (mar 31st) started leafing out as soon as it hit the ground. The roots were pretty chopped up with little to no feeder roots but im hopeful it do well. Lost a star for the small amount of roots.

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