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Spring Satin Plumcot

Available Spring 2018

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Description

Apricot meets plum. This unique cross produces plumcots with red-black skin and golden red flesh that is very sweet: 33% sugar. Fruit is larger and firmer than other varieties of its kind. Tree is vigorous and productive. Grows well in the humid climate of the Southeast. Clingstone. Originates from Byron, Georgia and introduced in 2002. Ripens in early July. Pollinator required: Choose any other Japanese plum.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Early July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Never had a plumcot and thought I would add this to my backyard high density orchard. Reviews stated it was so sweet and thought it would compliment my Santa Rosa plum tree.
George R S on Apr 6, 2017
They are good eating and then make good jelly with little different taste
Carolyn D on Feb 14, 2017
Never had a plumcot and thought I would add this to my backyard high density orchard. Reviews stated it was so sweet and thought it would compliment my Santa Rosa plum tree.
George R S on Apr 6, 2017
The flavor is so old fashioned and sweet...great for jelly.
Kelle E on Mar 18, 2017
They are good eating and then make good jelly with little different taste
Carolyn D on Feb 14, 2017
Wanted to grow my own since i first tasted one in Idaho about 12 years ago. A delicious tasting fruit
Roberta R on Sep 13, 2016
Love this fruit and tired of paying supermarket prices
Edy F on Sep 7, 2016
Tried this type of Plumcot when they were in season last year and couldn't wait to grow my own.
Deborah F on May 6, 2016
The flavor is so old fashioned and sweet...great for jelly.
Kelle E on Mar 18, 2017
Wanted to grow my own since i first tasted one in Idaho about 12 years ago. A delicious tasting fruit
Roberta R on Sep 13, 2016
Pollinator suggestions show only plums. Can an apricot be used as a pollinator for this?
Christina H on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You may also use an apricot as a pollinator, as long as it has a similar bloom time.
How long did it take for the tree to "wake up" when you purchased? I bought 4 different varieties late season, all but the plumcot is sprouting green
Jennifer L on Jul 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My trees were shipped 2/23/2015. All were planted immediately on arrival. All trees including the Spring Satin Plumcot had broken dormancy within 2 weeks. Keep in mind I am located in North Carolina, it warms up fast after March 1 where I live. Upon arrival, I soak the roots for about 1 hour in clear water. My holes were pre dug. I plant the trees at the correct depth, never too deep. Backfill the hole with soil and immediately water to make good soil/root contact. I create a small berm or ridge around the tree to capture the water I apply the first growing season. Each tree has a drip irrigation emitter near the base, you can buy them at the home supply. The first year I dripped them about 3 times a week for 3-4 hours at a time. Good luck
Is it disease resistant ?
Stephen L on Jun 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spring Satin Plumcot is resistant to major plum diseases, like bacterial spot and bacterial canker. It thrives in hot, humid climates and does well there, where other plum varieties develop fungal issues.
I have a Toka plum, will it provide pollination for spring satin plumcot?
Steve R on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Toka (also known as Bubblegum??) is a hybrid (American x Japanese) plum, and is not recommended to pollinate Spring Satin plumcot. A better pollinator for plumcots would be Burbank Elephant Heart or Methley, which are both Japanese plums with a similar bloom time.

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Spring Satin Plumcots - best tasting of my 34 fruit trees from Stark
I can't wait to get a couple more Spring Satin Plumcots from Stark! It was full of blossoms this spring, but we did have a late frost and thus only a dozen of the fruits remained and grew. A friend came to visit and we decided we would pick them the next day and enjoy. We cut one in half and both of us were overwhelmed with the sweet and tangy taste, juice dripping down our happy faces! The next day we could hardly wait to come out to pick. To our horror, the birds had picked every one of the others off the tree, leaving juicy, mostly eaten Plumcots on the ground! I will order two more of these Plumcot trees from Stark and not let the birds get them next time.
August 11, 2016
Spring Satin Plumcot
The spring satin plumcot was transplanted in November 2014. It grew to a height of about seven feet the first year and to my surprise it had about l4 purple plumcots this year (2016). They were medium to large and pleasantly sweet.
August 13, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
great tree
This past year with all the good rain. really got this tree growing. I planted it in 2014 and it bloomed this year but no fruit yet. I think next year it will have some nice produce.
Here in south central Texas i thought the heat might be too much, but i keep watering it after the rains pass, and it keeps growing. There dont seem to be any pests that attack the tree, so maintenance is easy. Although this fall i think i will prune some branches for the first time.
August 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
So far so good
No blooms the first spring but it's growing like mad. The deer love it and keep it trimmed but that hasn't hurt it by the looks. No sign of disease or bug issues here in North Florida.
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Does great here
Planted one 6 years ago, nice size now. Tasty fruit if I can keep the squirrels from eating it first. I made sure to have a japanese plum nearby to pollinate - and vicey versey!
June 3, 2017
Not a single one of these tree trees put out any leafs
Received these three threes. Followed instructions and not a single one of the three trees put put a single leave. They just sat there like a stick for two years until I removed them. $100 gone to waste.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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