PLUMCANDY XI : 6P33  

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PLUMCANDY XI

6P33 - USPP 29,050

Red Skin / Yellow Flesh Plum

Ripens:  +40, About September 3rd in Kingsburg, CA

 

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MATURITY

Ripens +40, about September 3rd in Kingsburg, CA.

SKIN COLOR

Smooth, bright, purely red skin.

FLESH COLOR

Yellow to orange yellow flesh with no red bleeding.

SHAPE

Globose to oblate, flattened.

SIZE

Very large, 3", 76 mm, even with a full crop.

TEXTURE

Very firm and juicy.

FLAVOR

Outstanding flavor, 19-23 brix.

AROMA

Slight. 

SKIN CRACKING

 Not observed in dry season.

CROPPING

Excellent cropping, easy to set, good pollinators determined.

BLOOMING PERIOD

Very late.

CONFIRMED POLLINATORS

 

Works Both

Ways

Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Plumcandy XI

6P33

R/OY

+80

10

2017

10G78

6

13

Plumcandy XI

6P33

R/OY

+80

10

2016

11P320

7

10

Plumcandy XI

6P33

R/OY

+80

10

2017

5A713

8

5

Plumcandy XI

6P33

R/OY

+80

10

2016

0C621

8

4

Plumcandy XI

6P33

R/OY

+80

10

2016

9G329

7

3

Plumcandy XI

6P33

R/OY

+80

10

2015

REDYUM

9

3

Plumcandy XI

6P33

R/OY

+80

10

2016

REDYUM

8

2

WILL POLLINATE THESE OTHER VARIETIES

 

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Information

Flower
Variety

Type

Ripens

Flower
Bloom
Code

Year

Pollinator

Poll.
Bloom
Code

No.Set

Plumsweet XXI

9G329

GR/Dr

+70

8

2017

6P33

9

2

Plumcandy XIV

15G1028

B/Y

+48

6

2017

6P33

9

2

BLOSSOM DENSITY

Moderate 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:  There is not enough data yet to recommend a combination planting that works in both directions.  A two way combination with 11P320 would work if extra pollinators for the 11P320 were added down its rows.

TREE DESCRIPTION

Upright, medium vigor.

COLD STORAGE DATA

COSMETICS

This variety is very large in size, oblate in shape, a full shiny red in skin color, smooth in appearance, and full yellow in flesh color with no bleeding.

OVERALL

This variety has been exceptional in both our test block and the Kingsburg Orchard test block for 3 consecutive years.  It has very large size, outstanding flavor, abundant juice, an excellent shape, great firmness, full red skin color, and purely yellow flesh color.  It ripens about twenty 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.