Pluot, Plumcot
Prunus armeniaca x domestica 'Dapple Dandy'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Prunus (PROO-nus) (Info)
Species: armeniaca x domestica
Cultivar: Dapple Dandy
Additional cultivar information:(PP9554, aka Dinosaur Egg, Dinosaur Plum)
Hybridized by Olesen
Registered or introduced: 1995

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patent expired

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tucson, Arizona

Ontario, California

Capac, Michigan

Galesburg, Michigan

York, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
2
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 14, 2009, ckennel from Denver, CO wrote:

This is a Pluot as it is 75% plum, 25% apricot. Plumcots are 50% plum, 50% apricot.

Positive

On Feb 24, 2007, MrPluot from York, PA wrote:

Now in 7 years in York, PA (Zone 6b). Beautiful cloud of white blooms earlier than other fruit trees in spring. This alone makes it worth planting in my view. Despite this good set every year. Pollination is supposed to be adequate with Asian plum or other Pluot. Mine is part of 3 in one multigrafted Pluot. That is grafted with Dapple Dandy (excellent set and quality), Flavor King (excellent set and quality) and Flavor Queen (poor set and size)

Multigrafting seems to solve the reported pollination problem but pruning to maintain equal portions of each hard, but in this case worked (in my experience with other such trees often a failure)

I have found it is subject to mild to moderate pest damage (I think plum curculio) though I haven't sprayed much.
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Neutral

On Jan 17, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Taste test winner. Ranks with Flavor King and Flavor Supreme PluotsR as best-flavored fruit at Dave Wilson Nursery tastings. Creamy white and red-fleshed freestone with wonderful plum-apricot flavor. Skin greenish-yellow with red spots, turning to a maroon and yellow dapple. August harvest in Central Calif. 4-500 hours. Pollenized by Flavor Supreme or Dapple Dandy Pluot(R), Santa Rosa or Burgundy Plum.