PLUMCANDY XVI : 1A1168

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PLUMCANDY XVI

1A1168 - USPP IN PROCESS

Red Skin / Yellow Flesh Plum

Ripens:  +50, About September 13th in Kingsburg, CA

 

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MATURITY

Ripens +50, about September 13th in Kingsburg, CA.

SKIN COLOR

Smooth, bright, full dark red to purple skin with slight freckling toward the apex.

FLESH COLOR

Yellow flesh with very slight pink toward the skin in the most mature fruits.

SHAPE

Globose to slightly heart shaped.

SIZE

Large, 2 7/8", 73 mm, with a heavy crop.

TEXTURE

Very firm and juicy.

FLAVOR

Outstanding fruit punch flavor, 20 brix.

AROMA

Moderate. 

SKIN CRACKING

 Not observed in dry season.

CROPPING

Excellent cropping, easy to set, great pollinators determined.

BLOOMING PERIOD

Just after mid season.

CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 

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Ways

Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Plumcandy XVI

1A1168

R/Yring

+68

6

2014

SEPTYUM

6

41

Plumcandy XVI

1A1168

R/Yring

+68

6

2014

11P320

8

25

Plumcandy XVI

1A1168

R/Yring

+68

6

2017

1C116

7

20

Plumcandy XVI

1A1168

R/Yring

+68

6

2017

11P205

6

18

Plumcandy XVI

1A1168

R/Yring

+68

6

2017

22C417

5

18

Plumcandy XVI

1A1168

R/Yring

+68

6

2014

22C534

5

9

Plumcandy XVI

1A1168

R/Yring

+68

6

2017

8P892

5

7

Plumcandy XVI

1A1168

R/Yring

+68

6

2014

0C768

4

5

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Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Plumcandy XII

5A713

R/Y

+100

8

2017

1A1168

7

11

Sunset Plumred IX

11P205

R/R

+24

6

2017

1A1168

7

8

61M904

R/R

+45

8

2017

1A1168

7

4

BLOSSOM DENSITY

Moderate to heavy bloom.

FLOWER TYPE

Medium white flower, yellow anthers.

POLLEN PRODUCTION

Moderate, bee enticing.

PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

Solid Orchard:  Spike one limb of a percentage of the trees with a mix of the above pollinators - suggested 20%.

Combination Plantings:  This variety could be planted in combination with 11P205 (Sunset), as they both bloom just after the mid season and pollinate each other very well.

TREE DESCRIPTION

Upright, good vigor.

COLD STORAGE DATA

COSMETICS

This variety is very large in size, slightly heart shaped, a shiny dark red to purple in skin color, smooth in appearance, and almost full yellow in flesh color.

OVERALL

This variety has been exceptional in both our test block and the Kingsburg Orchard test block for 2 years, and has shown to be excellent in Australia.  It has very large size, outstanding "fruit punch" flavor, abundant juice, slight heart shape, great firmness, full dark red to purple skin color, and almost purely yellow flesh color.  It ripens about five days before September Yummy and hangs for at least 30 days.  It has been a heavy setter and is now commercialized by KO. 

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.