PLUMSWEET XIII 26C8

GREEN &  RED SKIN / RED FLESH

Ripens:  -15     About July 10th in Kingsburg, CA

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MATURITY Ripens -15, about July 10th in Kingsburg.
SKIN COLOR Strong yellow with red mottling.
FLESH COLOR Red close to the skin, yellow toward the stone.
SHAPE Oblate, very flattened at the apex.
SIZE Large, plenty of 3" (76 mm) fruit in the breeding grounds and commercially.
TEXTURE Very firm, solid, quite juicy.
FLAVOR An outstanding blend of acid and sugar, 20-24 brix.
AROMA Moderate.
SKIN CRACKING No cracking observed.
CROPPING LIGHT CROPPING, good pollinators not established, but great pollen production.
BLOOMING PERIOD Early, with Ambra.
CONFIRMED POLLINATORS
Information Flower Variety Type Ripens Flower Bloom Code Year Pollinator Poll. Bloom Code No. Set
Raspberry Gold PS XIII 26C8 RG/Pk DD -20 3 2011 22C534 4 6
Raspberry Gold PS XIII 26C8 RG/Pk DD -20 3 2011 37P250 3 5
Raspberry Gold PS XIII 26C8 RG/Pk DD -20 3 2011 22C321 3 3
Raspberry Gold PS XIII 26C8 RG/Pk DD -20 3 2011 21P1155 2 2
WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES
Information Flower Variety Type Ripens Flower Bloom Code Year Pollinator Poll. Bloom Code No. Set
Fruitpunch 3C42 R/R&Y +5 5 2009 26C8 3 10?
BLOSSOM DENSITY Heavy bloom.
FLOWER TYPE Small white flower, strong orange yellow anthers, very short pistil!
POLLEN PRODUCTION Excellent, bee enticing.
PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

NOT RECOMMENDED until a reliable pollinator is determined.

TREE DESCRIPTION Upright and spreading, medium vigor.
COLD STORAGE DATA  
OVERALL CANNOT RECOMMEND.  This variety has outstanding quality, has great pollen on a strong bloom and has had excellent bee activity, but has crop failed the last 2 years in the breeding grounds and has been way below average commercially in production

POLLINATOR RATINGS

0-1:  No conclusive value

2-3:  Can Be Used

4-6:  Good Pollinator

7-9:  Outstanding Pollinator

10+:  Double Barrel

 

Spiking a pollinator means to graft a central limb of the commercial variety with one of the confirmed pollinators.  The recommended method would be to spike each tree once, but alternate more than one confirmed pollinator throughout the commercial orchard.  Some growers prefer to interplant the pollinator in the same row between two trees of the preferred variety and grow them in a flagpole or or very upright V-style, often pulling and tying a limb toward the center of each adjoining tree.

 

Combination plantings are made of 2 or 3 varieties that usually benefit each other for pollination.  Alternating 4 rows of each is most common, alternating 2 rows of each gives better pollination, but does not harvest as efficiently.  Also, it is usually beneficial to insert pollinators along the center 2 rows of a 4 row planting.