Brookgold plum taste?

mattpfSeptember 2, 2012

I'm very limited to types of hardy plums right now. I'm wondering pembina are not that good kinda sour skin but if ripe they taste good.

How are Brookgold plums for fresh eating say compared to pembina?

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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Just harvest some Brookred, I also have the gold, find most of the Japanese plums have sour bitter skin and also get soggy soon when ripe. I'm in favor of European prune type plums, free stone, better for processing, like drying freezing etc.

I only have two, [European] yellow firm plums which are better for out of hand eating, Green Gage and Mirabelle, this last one being freestone and sugar sweet, which I will test to dehydrate some this year and see how they turn out.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 2:43PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

I should be out picking apples but a cold front has hit with rain and wind, the first greengage has dropped so I went out and picked some, ..must say, this year with all the heat and well open tree has made this one a WOW!

I would say a semi freestone.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 4:17PM
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mattpf

I'm set on one more tree. Went today to look at some mature Brookgold but they were beaten pretty bad so I did not want to drop $400 on a tree in that shape.
I'm really set on Asian plum or another apricot variety but cannot find anything but westcot.
Any leads on any other variety of apricots in Calgary area

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 9:01PM
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mattpf

And I've got two European blue plum trees already . I can't wait for those to mature they are one of the nicest trees

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 9:04PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Supreme Plum is pretty poplar,..just picked them [picture] but similar to a Pembina.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:31PM
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mattpf

Konrad nice photos please share some of your Brookgold and brookred on the trees.
Out of curiosity how old is plum tree in that last picture you just posted.whats the growth rate up there.

I'm trying to determine what tree would be nicer in my front north facing yard. It probably will have to be a very hardy variety in the front fully exposed to elements . I'm stuck between the two brooks and a apricot tree variety

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 2:31PM
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mattpf

Konrad nice photos please share some of your Brookgold and brookred on the trees.
Out of curiosity how old is plum tree in that last picture you just posted.whats the growth rate up there.

I'm trying to determine what tree would be nicer in my front north facing yard. It probably will have to be a very hardy variety in the front fully exposed to elements . I'm stuck between the two brooks and a apricot tree variety

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 2:40PM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

This Gold from last year, don't have any for the fruit show coming up at the Devonian Botanic Garden on the 16. Hopefully the Brook-red can hold on till then, perhaps you can make it, also, we have scion wood exchange come spring, April.
People come from Calgary every year it seems.

Here is a link that might be useful: Fruit Grower's Festival

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 12:39AM
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mattpf

Konrad which is a nicer looking tree...
Brookgold,brookred,pembina or westcot?
It's going in front of my home .

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 10:32AM
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Konrad___far_north(3..just outside of Edmonton)

Hard to say, ..I probably would put in the westcot.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 2:23AM
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