[nafex] Re: Looking for European plum recommendation

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Wed Oct 17 18:53:43 EDT 2001


Mt. Royal has been essentially freestone for me.  D'Agen is sort of mixed. 
I get freestone and semi-clingstone on the same tree. Most are not hard to
handle.  Also, D'Agen will dry whole very well - I've done it.
 Pearl is very definitely clingstone.
-Lon Rombough
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>From: "Christopher Mauchline" <mauch1 at aol.com>
>To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [nafex] Re: Looking for European plum recommendation
>Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2001, 11:21 AM
>

>>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 
>susceptible).
>
>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?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Chris Mauchline
>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 
>plums I've
>> had, it was the worst for disease here in Oregon, where plums can 
>usually go
>> unsprayed.  So much of the fruit rotted I rarely got more than a 
>taste, and
>> those were stringy and not that great.  I personally prefer the old 
>Prune
>> D'Agen for sweet, tasty fruit and reliable production.  Mt. Royal 
>has
>> actually been quite good here, though.
>> -Lon Rombough
>> 
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>> >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. 
>brown rot) 
>> >is a priority.  Otherwise, Pearl is an excellent choice but will 
>need
>> >control for brown rot during a moderate-to-heavy wet spring time 
>and early 
>> >summer.  Dead ripe, Pearl is similar in flavor to ripe apricot.
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