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Category: Plums

CULTIVAR FULL BLOOM DATE HARVEST DATE POLLINATORS DESCRIPTION

Angeleno cv Suplumsix
Late September Early February Santa Rose, Songold, Laetitia.  Black skin colour. Yellow flesh colour. Fine texture. Semi-free stone. Storage ability moderate for 4 weeks at dual temperature.

Flavorking
Middle September Middle to late January Laetitia  Bright red skin colour with many white lenticels. Red flesh colour. Very good taste. Medium to fine texture. Cling stone. Plumcot similar to a plum with a very good and unique eating quality.

Fortune
Week 37 (Simondium) Week 3 (Simondium) Souvenir, Sapphire, Angeleno  Round oblong shape. Red skin colour with no blush. Cling stone. Good eating quality.

Gaviota
Late September Early January Golden King, Santa Rosa, Wickson.  Red-yellow skin colour at harvest, turn red after storage. Very good taste. Melting texture. Free stone. Good storage ability for 3 weeks at dual temperature.

Golden Kiss
Week 35 (Simondium) Week 2 (Simondium) Ruby Red, Laetitia.  Excellent eating quality. Melting texture. Cling stone. Bright yellow colour. Excellent cold storage ability. Fruit tends to be small with poor fruit thinning.

Harry Pickstone
Early September Early January Self-compatible  Very good production. Cordate shape. Green skin colour with red on suture but change to red after cold storage. Reasonable, sweet taste. Cling stone. Severe thinning required.

Honeydawn (SG-PR-3318)
Begin September End November  Bright yellow fruit colour. Very good eating quality, sweet and melting.

Honeymoon (SG-PR-55-1)
Mid September Begin December  Large fruit size with good eating quality. Sweet fruit

HoneyStar
Late August 1 week after Pioneer Sapphire  Very attractive appearance. +- 3 Weeks before Sunkiss. Sweet taste, juicy, with good flavour.

Lady Red
Week 37 (Simondium) Week 51 (Simondium) Songold, Laetitia.  Red skin colour with red blush. Yellow flesh colour. Semi-free stone. Melting texture.

Lady West
Week 37 (Simondium) Week 52 (Simondium) Sapphire, Laetitia.  Very attractive fruit. Yellow skin colour with red blush. Cling stone. Good eating quality.

Laetitia
Late September Middle to late January Songold, Casselman.  Bright red skin colour with many white lenticels. Orange-yellow flesh colour. Very good taste. Firm and melting texture. Semi-free stone. Storage ability good for 4 weeks at dual temperature.

Larry Anne
Middle September Late January to middle February Songold, Laetitia, Angeleno.  Production good. Bright red skin colour with white lenticels. Yellow flesh colour. Very good taste. Free stone. Good storage ability.

Pioneer
Middle August Late November Self compatible  Bright red skin colour. Orange-yellow flesh colour but becomes red when over-ripe. Sweet taste. Melting texture. Cling stone.

Purple Majesty
Week 49 in Bien Donne (Simondium) Souvenir / Fortune and Sunkiss / Sapphire/ Angeleno. Ruby Red  Strong en upright tree. Purple skin and light yellow flesh. Shy early bearer when trees are young. Full colour in harvest.

Ruby Red
Second week in September Last week in December Sapphire, Harry Pickstone, Laetitia, Songold  Red plum with good production. Good cold storage ability. Red flesh colour after cold storage. Handles and ship well. Semi-free stone.

Sapphire
Early September Early December Harry Pickstone  Very good production. Purple skin colour on green ground colour. Very good taste. Firm and melting texture. Semi-free stone.

Songold
Middle September Early February Laetitia, Santa Rosa, Casselman  Conical shape. Yellow green skin colour but turns light red after cold storage. Good taste. Semi-melting and firm texture. Cling stone. Requires ample pollination.

Southern Belle
Week 39 (Simondium) Week 8 ( Simondium) Songold, Laetitia  Black skin colour. Yellow flesh colour. Melting texture. Cling stone. Require shrivel sheets during export.

Souvenir
Early September Middle to late December Self compatible  Purple skin colour on yellow ground colour. Yellow flesh colour. Good taste. Firm and melting texture. Semi-free stone.

Starplum 6
Early September Starplum 6 harvests between Fortune and Laetitia.  The fruit is an attractive dark red with excellent size. Excellent eating quality, with high brix and juicy flesh when ripe. Storage trials showed good results for sea freight at PD5 temperature.

Sun Breeze
First week September (Simondium) Week 3/4 January Laetitia, Ruby Red  Sunbreeze - clone Songold. Looks like Songold. Yellow plum with good production. Good cold storage ability. Superior fruit set to Songold in areas with low winter chilling. Replacement for Songold in warm areas.

Sun Supreme
Week 37 (Simondium) Week 4 (Simondium) Sun Breeze, Laetitia, Golden Kiss.  High production. Yellow skin colour. Orange-yellow flesh colour. Non-melting texture. Free stone. Good fruit set. Good eating quality.

Sundew
Second week in September First week in January Sapphire, Harry Pickstone, Sun Kiss  Light yellow skin colour at harvest. Bright yellow after cold storage. Yellow flesh colour. Semi-free stone. Good production and excellent cold storage ability.

SunKiss
Second week in September Last week December Sapphire, Harry Pickstone, Sundew, Laetitia.  Yellow plum with good production. Excellent cold storage ability. Semi-free stone. Fine texture. Sensitive to rub marks.
 
 
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