Anyone growing Spring Satin plumcot?

rayrose(8)June 16, 2013

I'm thinking about trying Spring Satin plumcot next year, and would like to hear any experiences with it. Thanks for your help.

Ray

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ltilton

I grew it. When I could get any fruit to set, it was delicious, but for the most part it simply wouldn't set, despite abundant plum blossoms nearby. I took it out.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 10:38AM
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rayrose(8)

That's a bummer. I'm planning to do the same thing to 2 AU plums I have, and I'm trying to find something to fill their places.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 10:48AM
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ltilton

I really wish it would have worked out. The taste is much better than plums.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 1:53PM
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rayrose(8)

That's what I keep hearing. I don't understand the difference between plumcots and pluots, but I'm ordering some peach trees from the Fruit Tree Farm and they also have Spring Satin, so I thought I'd give it a try. It's the only one they carry, so I'll probably look at some pluots instead.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 7:28PM
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ltilton

iirc, pluot is a registered trademark, plumcot is generic

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 8:34PM
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blackrag(6A East PA)

I have 2. One is entering it's 2nd growing season and did not flower much, another it's 3rd and flowered quite a bit. The older one has about 10 pieces of fruit at the moment. The 2 trees are studs and train easier than my other "stones". Early yet, We'll see what happens. Chad

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 12:57AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

It takes a year or two more than a usual plum to start producing. I now get a good fruit set on it. One year I didn't thin enough and the fruits were not so tasty, but if the thinning is heavy the taste is very good, similar to the standard red pluot flavor.

Scott

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 8:13PM
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garedneck

I purchased the starkbros dwarf spring satin plumcot along with their aprium, apricot and starkrimson plum. The purple fruit in the picture is about 1/2 the plumcots from the tree last year. They have a somewhat tart skin, but the flesh is juicy and sweet and are absolutely delicious. I freeze many plumcots and eat them in the winter and it seems the flavor is intensified. The birds love them and thus have to net the tree or put the green drawstring tule bags around the fruit. I just started harvesting this years crop and each year it has heavy fruit set so i thin the fruit.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 11:40PM
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rayrose(8)

garedneck, how old is your spring satin? and how many years did it take before it started to produce for you.
Ray

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 8:26AM
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garedneck

Planted in the Spring of 2009 (bare root) started producing in 2011. This dwarf tree is about 8 feet tall and 8 feet in diameter with extremely heavy fruit set which i thin each spring.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 9:26PM
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rayrose(8)

That's pretty big for a dwarf.
Do you think it produced that quickly because it's a dwarf and not semi or standard?
Thanks Ray

This post was edited by rayrose on Tue, Jun 18, 13 at 22:28

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 10:25PM
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itheweatherman

Is Spring Satin plumcot a 50-50 cross?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 12:17AM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Yes,

Tony

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 6:11AM
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schiba(5b)

Just planted this one. I am a little worried that the blooms may be affected by the frost in a week. *sigh

It is a three year old tree and sits about 6' high. Cannot wait to taste the fruit. I suppose I should remove the fruit so she develops structure, but I will be tempted to leave it on if I get any.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 10:50PM
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