[NAFEX] Tasty Japanese hybrid plums for hot and humid areas?
bwoodtx at verizon.net
Tue Nov 20 14:10:50 EST 2007
A question, have you tried any of the European (domestica) plums, they seem
to to well in the Northeast.
Also, I understand that Methley has shown to be a good producer in Maryland.
Oak Creek Orchard
bwoodtx at verizon.net
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Smith" <scott at cs.jhu.edu>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 9:58 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Tasty Japanese hybrid plums for hot and humid areas?
>I have been on a plum odyssey here. I started off growing all the
> California Japanese plums and pluots in my Maryland climate, but I
> have not had much luck at all with them. Shothole disease has been a
> big problem, as has been getting crops to set. In particular I have
> had bad luck with Santa Rosa, Howard Miracle, Elephant Heart, and
> Wickson, and all pluots. I have had good luck with some as well:
> Shiro and La Crescent have exhibited good disease resistance and good
> productivity. These are crosses of Japanese and American plums and
> so I now feel that is the way to go, but I don't know what the best
> ones are. I am trying Superior which I know others are having good
> luck with in my climate, but no crops there yet. I am not trying any
> of the Georgia or AU selections since I have not heard great comments
> on their flavor. I take that back, I have heard Rubysweet is very
> good and was going to try that one. I am also trying the Spring
> Satin plumcot to see how that works. And, I have heard that Crimson
> Beauty (another Byron, Georgia selection) is tasty but cannot find a
> source now. I also plan to try Purple Heart and Gracious: based on
> my positive experience with La Crescent and Superior, the cold-hardy
> plums appear to be good bets for me. Comments from growers in hot,
> humid regions on any of the plums I have mentioned here, or other
> varieties you have had good luck with are greatly appreciated.
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