[nafex] Re: Looking for European plum recommendation
mauch1 at aol.com
Wed Oct 17 14:21:10 EDT 2001
>From what I've researched D'Agen is not freestone. Is this correct?
Is Mt. Royal freestone or cling?
Is Pearl freestone or cling? (Although it sounds quite brown rot
One thing that I'm thinking is that the prunes would have to be split
to easily go into the food drier, and freestone would be an advantage
in that case.
Does anyone have any other recommendations, and is scionwood
available by anyone?
SE PA, zone 6
--- In nafex at y..., "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at h...> wrote:
> I had Pearl for several years, until it died back. Of all the
> had, it was the worst for disease here in Oregon, where plums can
> unsprayed. So much of the fruit rotted I rarely got more than a
> those were stringy and not that great. I personally prefer the old
> D'Agen for sweet, tasty fruit and reliable production. Mt. Royal
> actually been quite good here, though.
> -Lon Rombough
> >From: Ed & Pat Fackler <rocmdw at a...>
> >To: nafex at y...
> >Subject: Re: [nafex] Looking for European plum recommendation
> >Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2001, 2:19 PM
> > Mt. Royal may be a better choice is disease resistance (sl.
> >is a priority. Otherwise, Pearl is an excellent choice but will
> >control for brown rot during a moderate-to-heavy wet spring time
> >summer. Dead ripe, Pearl is similar in flavor to ripe apricot.
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