PLUMSWEET XIX : 8P892 : CROCODILE EGG 

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PLUMSWEET XIX

8P892 - USPP 28,596

Green and Red Skin with Dappling / Red Flesh

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

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MATURITY Ripens -10, about July 15th in Kingsburg, CA.
SKIN COLOR Dark green and red skin with dark dappling.
FLESH COLOR Red flesh.
SHAPE Globose to oblate.
SIZE Good size, 2 /34" (70 mm).
TEXTURE
FLAVOR Excellent flavor, sweet, typically 18 – 21 brix.
AROMA  
SKIN CRACKING  
CROPPING
BLOOMING PERIOD Medium, 2 days before ‘Santa Rosa’ plum.
CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

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Information Flower
Variety
Type Ripens Flower
Bloom
Code
Year Pollinator Poll.
Bloom
Code
No.Set
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 5 2015 0C498 7 23
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 5 2015 SEPTYUM 6 21
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 5 2015 22C417 8 20
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 4 2016 14G208 4 19
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 5 2015 11P320 8 18
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 4 2016 26C167 3 12
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 5 2015 24C93 4 9
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 4 2016 24C93 4 9
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 4 2016 22C321 3 6
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 6 2014 0C768 4 6
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 6 2014 22C534 5 4
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 4 2017 22C417 5 4
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 4 2017 26C600 3 4
Plumsweet XX 8P892 RGD/dR +10 5 2015 24C50 4 3
WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES

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Information Flower
Variety
Type Ripens Flower
Bloom
Code
Year Pollinator Poll.
Bloom
Code
No.Set
Midnight/Bl.Maj. Blackred XI 0C768 B/R +30 4 2016 8P892 4 24
24C407 R/dR +16 4 2016 8P892 4 13
Plumcandy XVI 1A1168 R/Yring +68 6 2017 8P892 5 7
Sunset Plumred IX 11P205 R/R +24 6 2017 8P892 5 6
25C543 R/Y +95 3 2016 8P892 4 5
Sunrise Plumred VI 7M423 R/R -10 8 2016 8P892 4 5
51M536 B/R -19 7 2017 8P892 5 2
61M78 RG/R +60 7 2016 8P892 4 2
PlumsweetXVI 11P320 GR/R -13 7 2016 8P892 4 2
Black Majesty IV 27P954 B/Y -13 8 2017 8P892 5 2
BLOSSOM DENSITY Heavy bloom.
FLOWER TYPE  
POLLEN PRODUCTION Moderate, bee enticing.
PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

 

TREE DESCRIPTION Upright and dense, moderately vigorous.
COLD STORAGE DATA   
OVERALL  

POLLINATOR RATINGS

0-1:  No conclusive value

2-3:  Can Be Used

4-6:  Good Pollinator

7-9:  Outstanding Pollinator

10+:  Double Barrel

 

NOTES:

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.