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Dapple Dandy Plumcot

One of the original Plum-Apricot crosses from the world Famous Floyd Zaiger and Zaiger Genetics. Large and full of flavor, the Dapple Dandy is also one of the most dependable plum apricot producers and easy to pollinate. A freestone cross that is blushed cream white and red flesh. This fruit has a truly fabulous apricot plum flavor.
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USDA ZONES: 5-10 Outdoors
 
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Dapple Dandy Plumcot requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Prunus Interspecific Hybrid ‘Dapple Dandy’

One of the original Plum-Apricot crosses from the world Famous Floyd Zaiger and Zaiger Genetics. Large and full of flavor, the Dapple Dandy is also one of the most dependable plum apricot producers and easy to pollinate. A freestone cross that is blushed cream white and red flesh. This fruit has a truly fabulous apricot plum flavor. The winner of many fruit tastings, Dapple Dandy's skin is deep green with spots of red turning a maroon with dappled yellow spots as it matures. Also known as the Dinosaurs Egg, it was one of the first of the Plum apricots available in the grocery store. A mid season ripening variety, it is the perfect companion to other Plum Apricot varieties like Flavor Queen, or Flavor King or the late season Flavor Grenade. Also is great when paired with plums or Apricots. Santa Rosa plum and the Burgundy plum are both idea pollinators.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Light-dark red
Ripens:
August - August
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
Plumcot can grow 18 to 20 feet tall if left unpruned. Can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning for size control.
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 10
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
400 - 500
Size & Spacing

Plumcot can grow 18 to 20 feet tall if left unpruned. Can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning for size control.

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care
Plumcots prefer well-drained soil. If poor drainage is suspected, consider mounding 18 to 12 inches high by 4 feet wide of build a raised bed of 12 to 18 inches high and 3 feet square. Plant directly in the mound or raised bed. Mulching helps retain moisture and stabilizes the soil temperature. Mulch to 3 to 4 inches deep and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy. Plumcots grow best in full sun in a location where cold air or frost will not settle. Choose a protected location that is sheltered from wind. Most are early blooming and can be effected by adverse early season weather. Water regularly, to get established, during the first year. Plumcot trees are very fast growing and will grow to 20' tall if you let them. All fruit trees can be kept under 10 feet tall. Pruning in the summer to control the height of your tree is recommended to simplify maintenance and harvesting.
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