Southwest Gardening forum: Plums/Pluots/Apriums etc...

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rayman6422
Mar 17, 2010 8:42 AM CST
Plums:
Santa Rosa - After 5 years I've gotten two plums off the tree. At my previous house, after 8 years, I got a big goose egg. Zero.
Maybe this is the year. Tree is loaded with flowers, bees are busy doing there thing.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I finally get some fruit to brag about.
Will report back in a couple months on the progress, if any.

Weeping Santa Rosa Plum - After two years of poor performance I yanked it out of the ground and is now mulch. It looks like some folks in Phoenix have had better luck with their's.
Reports from the Phoenix people?

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rayman6422
Mar 17, 2010 8:45 AM CST
Pluot:
Dapple Dandy - This tree hasnt put on much growth. I've gotten several pluots from it and those that I have eaten were out of this world. Much better than plums in my opinion.
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Mar 18, 2010 8:08 PM CST
I'm with you...I like plums, but pluots are the best!
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Roadrunner
Mar 20, 2010 8:25 PM CST
Have you noticed that you can't find prunes in the stores now days? The new name of choice is Dried Plums! Rolling on the floor laughing

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rayman6422
Mar 21, 2010 9:38 AM CST
Santa Rosa Plum

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rayman6422
Mar 21, 2010 9:39 AM CST
Santa Rosa Plum Flower.

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rayman6422
Mar 21, 2010 9:40 AM CST
Dapple Dandy Pluot.
I didnt included any pics of the flower.
They look just like the Santa Rosa flower.

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rayman6422
Jun 1, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Got some new additions to the yard.
Spice Zee Nectaplum. This one reminds me a little of the purple leaf plum. Leaves are shaped more like a nectarine/peach.
The new leaves are a purple that turn to deep dark green.

Flavor King Pluot.
Flavor Grenade Pluot
Flavor Delight Aprium
Emorld Drop Pluot

Pakistan Mulberry
Name: Dan
San Tan Valley, AZ
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Dann_L
Jun 1, 2010 9:29 AM CST
Ray...You've got a regular homestead orchard going on there!
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rayman6422
Jun 1, 2010 10:24 AM CST
Its either a regular homestead orchard or wood for my smoker. ;-)

Speaking of smoking wood. Maybe we need to start a thread on what type of wood we have used for smoking and what were the results?
Name: Dan
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Dann_L
Jun 1, 2010 11:01 AM CST
Let me think on that a little. I'd like something devoted to outdoor cooking and that would be a nice fit.
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rayman6422
Jun 17, 2010 8:51 AM CST
Flavor Delight Aprium - I ate the only one I had on the tree last night and I wish that I had planted this tree sooner instead of the apricots.
I really do like my apricots but this aprium's taiste was better than the apricots.
Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Jun 17, 2010 9:14 AM CST
Did you get a lot of plums this year? My tree is over loaded but they are small and puny!!
So where do I get a aprium?
Marie
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rayman6422
Jun 17, 2010 10:41 AM CST
I got mine from MVG.

My santa rosa plum tree is loaded with fruit too and are starting to change color.
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Desertdenial
Jun 17, 2010 10:45 AM CST
I had a feeling that is what you were going to say. Ok making not to myself that I need to go to MVG
Marie
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rayman6422
Jun 17, 2010 11:44 AM CST
They have a lot of new varieties I havent seen before.
You might want to bring your truck if you go to the weird plant sale at TBG. LOL
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Desertdenial
Jun 17, 2010 11:58 AM CST
We missed that. it was last weekend
Marie
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FrangipaniAz
Jun 17, 2010 5:18 PM CST
My mom's plum tree is drooping it's so full of fruit... yummy!!
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