Plumcot & Pluot Trees
Prunus armeniaca x Prunus salicina
Plant breeder Luther Burbank was the first to cross plums and apricots, which was thought to be impossible at the time. His goal was to produce an apricot-like fruit which would bear consistently in our wet north coast climate where apricots fail to set fruit most years. In addition to a delicious variety developed by Burbank, we offer the best of the new hybrids developed by Floyd Zaiger, called Pluots, which are 75% plum parentage and 25% apricot. Pluots require a pollinizer such as another Pluot, Santa Rosa or other Japanese plum.