PLUMRED III : 24C50 : FLAVOR MAJESTY 

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PLUMRED III

24C50 - USPP 20,864

Purple – Red Skin / Red Flesh

Ripens:  -47, About June 8th in Kingsburg, CA

 

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MATURITY

Ripens -47, about June 8th in Kingsburg.

SKIN COLOR

Red to Purple with minor freckling toward the apex.

FLESH COLOR

Dark red toward the skin, orange toward the stone.

SHAPE

Globose to oblate with a flattened apex.

SIZE

LARGE, typically 2 5/8" to 2 3/4" (67-70 mm) with heavy crop in the breeding grounds.

TEXTURE

Firm, quite juicy.

FLAVOR

Very nice flavor, typically 17-20 brix.

AROMA

Moderate.

SKIN CRACKING

No cracking observed.

CROPPING

Just average cropping, but no failures observed in 4 years.  This variety does need a lot of pollen available for better setting.

BLOOMING PERIOD

Medium, with Black Amber.

CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 work both ways

Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

4

2013

0C589

5

19

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

3

2016

26C167

3

12

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

4

2013

0C142

4

10

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

4

2013

SEPTYUM

6

6

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

3

2016

37P568

2

6

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

3

2016

26C110

3

6

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

6

2011

0C768

6

6

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

4

2014

40P60

5

5

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

4

2013

21P1155

2

5

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

6

2005

AUGYUM

7

3

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

4

2013

40P60

5

3

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

3

2016

27C714

2

3

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

4

2013

22C417

8

3

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

4

2013

0C83

5

3

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

6

2010

0C142

4

3

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

6

2011

40P60

5

2

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

6

2011

27C97

4

2

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

6

2010

26C167

4

2

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

3

2016

25C937

3

2

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

6

2007

24C815

5

2

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

3

2016

19C196

2

2

Flavor Majesty Plumred III

24C50

P-R/R

-44

6

2010

0C498

6

2

WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES

 work both ways

Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Plumred X

0C112

R/R

+30

7

2010

24C50

6

51

Sunset Plumred IX

11P205

R/R

+24

6

2015

24C50

4

24

SeptemberYummy®

26P627

R/Y

+50

6

2011

24C50

6

17

Plumsweet XVIII

0C142

RG/dR

-15

4

2013

24C50

6

10

Midnight/Bl.Maj. Blackred XI

0C768

B/Pk

+35

6

2011

24C50

6

7

Red Coconut Plumcandy X

25C60

R/W

+35

6

2011

24C50

6

7

Dapple Dino Plumsweet XI

21P1155

GR/R

-32

3

2013

24C50

6

7

PlumsweetXVI

11P320

GR/R

-13

6

2015

24C50

4

5

Honeysuckle Rose Yellowsweet II

38P827

Y/Y

-15

4

2013

24C50

6

5

5Q1057

R/Yring

+90

5

2015

24C50

4

4

Plumsweet XX

8P892

RGD/dR

+10

5

2015

24C50

4

3

11P240

R/Y

+85

7

2010

24C50

6

2

BLOSSOM DENSITY

Heavy bloom.

FLOWER TYPE

Large to medium white flower, dark orange over yellow anthers.

POLLEN PRODUCTION

Strong, bee enticing.

PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

Solid Orchard:  Spike one limb of a percentage of the trees with a mix of some of the above pollinators - suggested 50% to 100%.

 

Combination Planting:  Plumred III (24C50) could be planted in conjunction with Blackred XI (0C768), perhaps on a 4 rows of each configuration with some extra pollinators inserted in the middle two rows of each.

 

Other Combination Plantings:   Plumred III (24C50) could be planted in conjunction with several of the above pollinators and/or varieties that it pollinates.  Typical plantings on an alternating 4 row spacing will require the addition of extra pollinators, especially for the unconfirmed directions.  It would be cheap insurance to spike the center two rows with additional pollinators, perhaps 25%.

TREE DESCRIPTION

Upright and spreading, good vigor.

COLD STORAGE DATA

  

OVERALL

Very large size with average cropping and very nice quality - be sure to provide plenty of pollinators.  This is a recommended variety for our program.

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 or a side scaffold of the commercial variety with one of the confirmed pollinators.  For difficult setting varieties, the recommended method would be to spike each tree once with a confirmed pollinator throughout the commercial orchard.  The pollinators should be alternated.  For easy to set varieties, spiking about one tree in five has shown to be effective.  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 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 benefit the pollination at least one way, and preferably each way.  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.