Thursday, November 27, 2014

#28 - New Plum Cultivars

New Plum Cultivars for Fall 2014 from Legg Creek Farm

The Burbank Plum is a popular commercial variety with purplish-red skin and yellow flesh. Sold in super markets. Tasty and has a long shelf life. Tree is relatively compact. Brought from Japan by Luther Burbank. Pollination with Santa Rosa. 400 chill hours. Zones 5-9.

The Rubrum Plum  tree is long-lived and highly disease resistance. Produces heavy crops of medium-sized, dark red plums with juicy red flesh. Needs a pollinator for best results, and serves as a great pollinator for other plums we sale. Ripens mid-June. 500 chill hours. Zones 5-8.

The Methley Plum  tree is our earliest producing plum. The Methley is large, sweet, and has red flesh. The characteristic red inside of the plum is unusual and the sweetness will compare to any other juicy plum. The Methley plum has a long shelf life and can be used in supermarkets for fresh plum sales. The Methley plum is a quality plum with an attractive appearance. Heat resistant. Fruit ripens in June. Less than 150 chill hours! Zones 6-10.

The Allred Plum  trees is an outstanding dual purpose tree. It has attractive reddish foliage, and quality plums in season with tender red flesh. Allred is a great landscape tree that produces fine quality plums. Ripens mid-summer. Self-fertile. 400 chill hours. Zones 6-9.

The Santa Rosa Plum  tree produces plums that have a delicious flavor. The fruit is large, attractive, dark reddish purple color with red flesh. The fruit is firm and of good quality. One of the most frequently planted Japanese plums. Self-pollinating. 300 chill hours. Zones 6-9.

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