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Flavor Grenade

One of the most explosive flavors one can ever experience! A literal burst of sugary sweetness mixed with an almost tropical finish. The long hang time of the Flavor Grenade plumcot is another rare treat. Start harvesting in Mid August in zone 9, when the fruit is just hitting its high sugar content and experience a delightful crunchy goodness.
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Item #Flavor Grenade.
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USDA ZONES: 6-10 Outdoors
 
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Flavor Grenade 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 'flavor Grenade'

One of the most explosive flavors one can ever experience! A literal burst of sugary sweetness mixed with an almost tropical finish. The long hang time of the Flavor Grenade plumcot is another rare treat. Start harvesting in Mid August in zone 9, when the fruit is just hitting its high sugar content and experience a delightful crunchy goodness. The trees heavy cropping will not allow you to eat them all so the fruit hangs just getting sweeter and sweeter into late October and November. That is if they last that long. The true uniqueness of the Flavor Grenade is the crunchy firmness remains a part of the eating experience until the last piece of fruit is eaten. Fruit is greenish with a red Blush and the flesh is yellow. Very easy to pollinate with another Japanese plum variety or another Plum-cot selection
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Light Golden
Ripens:
June - October
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of
Tree Size:
The Flavor Grenade Plumcot is not a particularly large tree, topping out at around 15 feet. It can easily be kept under 10 with summer pruning
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 20° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
6 - 10
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
300 - 400
Size & Spacing

The Flavor Grenade Plumcot is not a particularly large tree, topping out at around 15 feet. It can easily be kept under 10 with summer pruning

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 affected by adverse early season weather. Water regularly, to get established, during the first year. The Flavor Grenade is not as vigorous as other Plum or Plumcot varieties trees which are extremely fast growing and will grow to 20' tall if you let them. the Flavor Grenade can be easily 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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