[nafex] Elephant Heart plum

Sam Franc franc at oregonfast.net
Mon May 14 15:42:42 EDT 2001

dwalsh/wchase wrote:

> Sam,
> Thanks for the info on self-sterility of Elephant Heart.  I had lots
> of blossoms
> for the first time this year.  I would have hand-pollnated if I knew
> it was ss.
> If mine really is an Elephant Heat, it bloomed much later than Methley
> and Early
> Golden (other Japanese plums). In fact it bloomed with Italian Prune,
> Bradshaw and
> Victoria!!
> Hope I get at least one El Heart plum so I can confirm its identity.
> Derry

If it was not the first one to bloom it is NOT Elephant Heart.
There is another plum that people call E.H. but is really something
else. I believe it is called San Jose Red or something like that.
It is not as good as E.H.
I have one and it is just as bas a polinator in Oregon.
In CA where there are honey bees it seems to do much better..
Honey bees do not come out here in time for E.H. or San Jose Red.
We have to depend on the small native bees.
A man next door has several hives but they are no use here that early.


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