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Flavor King Plumcot Tree

R195.00

Prunus ‘Plumcot’

 The Plumcot is a hybrid fruit combination of a plum and an apricot. Luther Burbank developed the idea of cross-pollinating these two summer fruits in the late 19th Century to early 20th Century. It does require a pollinator and the Santa Rosa is recommended.

They do require relatively cold winters to go dormant and bear fruit.

Plumcots have plum-coloured skin, whereas the flesh is a vibrant red colour. Plumcots are best enjoyed fresh as they are extremely sweet and juicy.

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Position

Plant a plumcot tree in full sun in a spot sheltered from the wind, if possible. It is frost-hardy but cannot tolerate very heavy frost.

 Size

Your plumcot tree can grow to about 4 metres tall when mature.

 Soil Type

 Plumcot trees prefer soil with a pH that ranges from 5.5 to 6.5. The average garden soil is around 6.5 to 7. Add a bag of acid compost.to bring the pH down a little.

 Watering

After transplanting your tree, water it well and check every second day to ensure the soil is wet. After about a week, reduce your watering to once a week in winter. In hot, dry summers, provide plenty of water.

 Mulch

Place thick pine bark mulch around the tree to help with water retention. Thie mulch will decompose and maintain the soil acidity. Be careful not to let it touch the trunk, though, as it can cause infection and rot. Mulch your plum tree every 3 to 4 months.

 Fertilising

Well-aged manure is an excellent fertiliser for the first year or two. Use our slow-release nitrogen-rich all plant fertiliser Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months. The roots will absorb what they required.

 Pruning

Pruning increases the fruit yield and makes for a healthier tree. Young plums are generally pruned in early spring before the buds start. In September, cut back the dry twigs just above a bud. Once your tree is established, it’s important to prune only branches that have not produced fruit in that year. Remove all dead wood and dispose of it. Trim all side shoots to 6 leaves from their parent branch to encourage fruiting next year.

 Harvesting – Plums take 3 to 4 months to ripen after blossoms appear. They will go from being hard and green to purple and relatively soft. They will stay ripe on the tree for about two weeks, after which they’ll be overripe and fall to the ground.

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 150 cm
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