BLACK MAJESTY IV : 27P954 : BLACK PEARL I

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BLACK MAJESTY IV

27P954 - USPP 23,739

Black Skin / Yellow Flesh Plum

Ripens:  -13, About July 12th in Kingsburg, CA

 

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MATURITY

Ripens -13, about July 12th in Kingsburg, CA.

SKIN COLOR

 Black.

FLESH COLOR

Brilliant orange yellow.

SHAPE

 Globose.

SIZE

Large, 2 7/8” (73 mm).

TEXTURE

Firm, meaty.

FLAVOR

A nice blend of acid and sugar, typically 18 brix.

AROMA

SKIN CRACKING

CROPPING

Very heavy cropping.

BLOOMING PERIOD

Mid to late, with ‘September Yummy®’ plum.

CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 work both ways

Black Majesty IV

27P954

P-B/Y

-12

7

2009

25C937

3

6

Black Majesty IV

27P954

B/Y

-13

8

2014

0C498

7

5

Black Majesty IV

27P954

P-B/Y

-12

7

2009

10P336

7

4

Black Majesty IV

27P954

B/Y

-13

8

2014

0C589

5

4

Black Majesty IV

27P954

B/Y

-13

8

2017

1C116

7

4

Black Majesty IV

27P954

P-B/Y

-12

7

2009

0C189

5

2

Black Majesty IV

27P954

B/Y

-13

8

2017

8P892

5

2

WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES

work both ways

No available documentation at this time.

BLOSSOM DENSITY

Very heavy.

FLOWER TYPE

POLLEN PRODUCTION

Medium, average enticement to bees.

PLANTING SUGGESTIONS

TREE DESCRIPTION

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 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, but alternate more than one confirmed pollinator throughout the commercial orchard.  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 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.