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plumcot 'Flavor King' (Pluot Series)

vVa-1 12lt (bush) £74.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy plumcot 'Flavor King' (Pluot Series) plumcot (syn. pluot): A plum and apricot hybrid these fruits are the best of both!

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: will tolerate most soils, except very chalky or badly drained
  • Rate of growth: slow growing
  • Ultimate size on VVA1 rootstock: 3 x 3m (10x10ft)
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A relatively recent development plumcots, or pluots as they are sometimes called are an interspecies hybrid cross between Japanese plums and apricots. Bringing together the best of both the aromatic juicy fruits are sweet with a hint of spiciness. 'Flavor King' is mostly of plum parentage and has very sweet intensely plum-flavoured smooth reddish purple skinned medium sized fruits with a delicate warm spiciness which comes from the apricot heritage. The single white flowers appear quite early so like apricots they should be protected from spring frosts. The ripe fruits are then ready to pick in August. Although partially self-fertile, this tree will produce a better crop with a pollination partner. It will cross-pollinate with other plums and gages or other pluots.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.
    Stone fruits like the plums and gages should be pruned in the summer because they are prone to a disease called Silver Leaf which enters through cuts. If you prune in late summer, the sap is slowing but is still running fast enoughenough to seal up any wounds. Check and remove any damaged, diseased or broken branches.

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