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Flavor Queen Plumcot

Large green with green skin when first ripe turning to a blushed yellow as it gets syrupy sweet. Tasting this gems leaves no wonder why it catapulted the Plumcot to worldwide notoriety. The flesh is a light amber orange almost melon like. A mid season ripening variety the Flavor Queen has a long hang time often eating well for over a month. Only getting better and better, sweeter and sweeter
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Item #8018.
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USDA ZONES: 6-9 Outdoors
 
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Flavor Queen 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 'Flavor Queen'

The Flavor Queen Plumcot was one of the first introduced by the world famous hybridist Floyd Zaiger. Large green with green skin when first ripe turning to a blushed yellow as it gets syrupy sweet. Tasting this gems leaves no wonder why it catapulted the Plumcot to worldwide notoriety. The flesh is a light amber orange almost melon like. A mid season ripening variety the Flavor Queen has a long hang time often eating well for over a month. Only getting better and better, sweeter and sweeter. Pair this royalty with the Dapple Dandy or the Flavor Supreme, but sorry it does not work well with the Flavor King,,,,go figure? Also the Burgundy plum works well as a pollinizer as well as the Santa Rosa plum. A fast growing large tree keep the Flavor Queen under 10 feet with summer pruning for size control. This is one for dehydrating, which brings out the intense flavors and intensifies the sugars.

Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Amber-orange
Ripens:
July - August
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

but can be held to under 10 feet tall with summer pruning
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 29° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
6 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 600
Size & Spacing

20' height with 12' spread

but can be held to under 10 feet tall 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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