Plumsweettwo : 39P785 : "RASPBERRY JEWEL"

DARK PURPLE TO BLACK SKIN / RED FLESH

Ripens:  +0  About July 25th in Kingsburg, CA

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MATURITY Ripens +0, about July 25th in Kingsburg.
SKIN COLOR Dark purple to black with a little freckling toward the apex.
FLESH COLOR Dark red throughout.
SHAPE Globose.
SIZE Medium, typically 2 1/2" (63 mm) with a good crop in the breeding grounds.
TEXTURE Firm, crisp, solid, juicy.
FLAVOR Excellent flavor with a balance between acid and sugar, typically 20-24 brix, some tartness.
AROMA Moderate.
SKIN CRACKING No problems observed.
CROPPING CAUTION:  Medium cropping commercially, must have a pollinator in each tree to attract bees.
BLOOMING PERIOD Early to medium, 3 days after Ambra.  Bloom Code:  3.
CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 work both ways

Information Flower Variety Type Ripens Flower Bloom Code Year Pollinator Poll. Bloom Code No. Set
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2003 40P110   9-2
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2003 40P345 6 8-4
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2003 YGEM 2 6-1
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2003 YGIANT 4 3-1
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2003 YROSA 7 2-1
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2010 38P827 3 12
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2010 25C937 3 12
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2010 22C553 2 9
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2002 AUGYUM Yummy 7 7
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2008 26C218 3 6
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2007 22C534 4 6
Raspberry Jewel PS II 39P785 B/dR -5 4 2010 27C714 3 5
WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES Not to be used for a pollinator, as it is pollen deficient.
BLOSSOM DENSITY Heavy bloom.
FLOWER TYPE Medium white flower, light yellow anthers.
POLLEN PRODUCTION Weak, not bee enticing.
PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

Solid Orchard:  Spike one limb of every tree with a mix of the above pollinators.

TREE DESCRIPTION Upright and spreading, good vigor.
COLD STORAGE DATA  
OVERALL Very good quality with medium cropping expectations.  It is only medium size but it is great quality.  If you are willing to spike every tree with a pollinator, we can recommend the variety.  It has been excellent quality commercially, but setting is the issue.

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.