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Flavor King Plumcot Tree

The Flavor king is a uniquely flavored fruit which brings out the best of the plum and apricot that make up its parentage. The fruit is first distinguished by its incredible aroma. Cut open a Flavor King and the room fills with the sent of a bouquet of flowers. Bite into the Flavor King and the bouquet fills your mouth with a complex flavor palate that is rich and sweet. Flavor king has reddish-purple skin, sweet Yellow/red flesh.
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Item #8056.
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USDA ZONES: 6-10 Outdoors
 
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Flavor King Plumcot Tree 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 King'

Another of the original plumcot introductions from world famous Floyd Zaiger. The Flavor king is a uniquely flavored fruit which brings out the best of the plum and apricot that make up its parentage. The fruit is first distinguished by its incredible aroma. Cut open a Flavor King and the room fills with the sent of a bouquet of flowers. Bite into the Flavor King and the bouquet fills your mouth with a complex flavor palate that is rich and sweet. Flavor king has reddish-purple skin, sweet Yellow/red flesh. It is the perfect companion for other plumcot selections like the Flavor Supreme and the Flavor Grenade plumcots which are also good pollinators. The Flavor King also pairs well with great plum varieties like the Burgundy and Santa Rosa Plum. Along with it beautiful spring floral display, this is truly one of the finest fruit introductions to the home garden.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Red
Ripens:
August - September
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:

20' height with 12' spread if left unpruned. Can be held to below 10 feet with summer pruning.

Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 30° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
6 - 10
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
300 - 400
Size & Spacing

20' height with 12' spread if left unpruned. Can be held to below 10 feet 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. Plumcot trees are extremely 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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