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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: spaugh on June 19, 2022, 09:35:38 PM

Title: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: spaugh on June 19, 2022, 09:35:38 PM
Just got my first crop of "sweet treat" pluerry.  I think its from zaigers.  Trees was from dave wilson.  The fruits are really nice.  Worth a shot growing.  It fruited well here even with less than the stated 450hrs of required chill.  Seems like a winner.
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: Goyo626 on June 20, 2022, 10:54:52 AM
It is very productive in low chill climate. I think candy heart pluerry is better tasting imo but it hasnt been as productive for me but its younger tree. It seems pluerries are winners for low chill climates.
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: sc4001992 on June 20, 2022, 01:56:40 PM
I had one planted in ground for 2 years before the tree died, no fruits to taste for me.
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: JCorte on June 21, 2022, 09:23:11 AM
Glad to hear the fruits are tasty.  Just planted a tree in January.

The rootstock that stone fruit trees are on really make a difference.  I have found that any trees on Citation rootstock will either remain stunted or die within a few years.  In the description for this rootstock it's stated that drought induces early dormancy.  Well my soil gets dry around June, even the trees I kept regularly watered did not grow well.  I don't know why, but seems that a lot of trees for sale are on Citation.  Best to grow your own rootstock, Burnt Ridge nursery sells them for a good price, then graft onto them.

Janet
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: spaugh on June 21, 2022, 10:36:58 PM
I have a lot of citation trees and they definitely dont do as well as nemaguard.  The pluerry trees I got are on citation I think.  I have had a few citation trees that had clogged sprinklers die.  They have to be way dry to die though. 

Ive got some other pluerry tree but dont remember the name.  Maybe flavor punch but not sure.  I think these pluerry are bettery tasting than most of the pluots Ive tried.  The flavor king pluot is awesome but this sweet treat pluerry is bettery than the rest of the pluots I tried. 

Nectarines are useless again this year with russeting. Im going to top work all remaining nectarine over to peach.  The May pride, Mid pride, and August pride are legit peaches.  Really dont need any others in the collection if you have those 3 imo.

So many good stone fruits...  We go out with a 5 gallon bucket every day and pick fruit and have filled the freezer with vac packs of stone fruit and are now dehydrating and jarring it.   :o
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: JCorte on June 22, 2022, 09:29:16 AM
Brad, did you get a brief thunderstorm yesterday? Read that Poway recorded 0.17 inches of rain.  Hoping those rain clouds head towards Fallbrook.

Agree, there are so many good stone fruits.  I'm most looking forward to growing cherries, I haven't been able to grow them successfully in my home garden.  Are you growing any tart cherries?

Janet
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: Reedo on June 22, 2022, 09:53:21 AM
It is very productive in low chill climate. I think candy heart pluerry is better tasting imo but it hasnt been as productive for me but its younger tree. It seems pluerries are winners for low chill climates.

I agree, Candy Heart is the best of the three Iíve tasted, but sadly, itís also the least productive.
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: spaugh on June 22, 2022, 10:59:18 AM
Brad, did you get a brief thunderstorm yesterday? Read that Poway recorded 0.17 inches of rain.  Hoping those rain clouds head towards Fallbrook.

Agree, there are so many good stone fruits.  I'm most looking forward to growing cherries, I haven't been able to grow them successfully in my home garden.  Are you growing any tart cherries?

Janet

yeah it rained for a few minutes and did some pretty good lightening and thunder.  I had all kind of tools outside that I quickly gathered up and put in the garage then the rain promptly stopped after everything was put away.   :-\

will have to get it all back out today.

I only have the 3 cherries.  minnie royal, royal lee, royal crimson. 
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: Rispa on June 22, 2022, 01:48:33 PM
Brad, did you get a brief thunderstorm yesterday? Read that Poway recorded 0.17 inches of rain.  Hoping those rain clouds head towards Fallbrook.

Agree, there are so many good stone fruits.  I'm most looking forward to growing cherries, I haven't been able to grow them successfully in my home garden.  Are you growing any tart cherries?

Janet

yeah it rained for a few minutes and did some pretty good lightening and thunder.  I had all kind of tools outside that I quickly gathered up and put in the garage then the rain promptly stopped after everything was put away.   :-\

will have to get it all back out today.

I only have the 3 cherries.  minnie royal, royal lee, royal crimson.

How have the cherries produced for you?
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: spaugh on June 23, 2022, 08:29:57 PM
Cherries produce like crazy

Theres a thread with photos in this sub forum called "cherries in san diego" that has photos
Title: Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
Post by: Rispa on June 24, 2022, 01:27:24 AM
Thanks I'll go look for it