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Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« 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.
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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #7 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. 
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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #8 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?

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #9 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
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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2022, 01:27:24 AM »
Thanks I'll go look for it

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2022, 12:24:27 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
excess and bit overripe is also great for sorbet

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2022, 12:26:20 AM »
Try Florida peaches such as Florida queen etc they are smaller than normal but somewhat better tasting though taste is almost the same. In response to above saying those three are the only three peaches you need. I can't remember what variety is what but they have some really good ones that were bred for low chill hours.

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2022, 04:16:50 AM »
These were super fantastic. There were tons of other cool crosses available at my local Heb and more this last time I went. I'm saving all the seeds from the best tasting fruits and will grow them and hope for a couple of cool ones. There was one I got last shopping trip that looks like a Granny Smith apple and tastes like a Granny Smith crossed with a plum. I suspect all those fruits will be just as tasty and I'll save all the seeds. It's been so fun collecting cool plants and planting this year.

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Re: Plum cherry cross (pluerry)
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2022, 08:38:55 PM »
Bummer about Citation rootstock. Im in Fallbrook too and planted at least 20 citation rootstock stone fruits early this year...

 

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