From Luther Burbank's heirloom garden, more on the plum than the apricot side of the scale. The Burbank plumcot is our most anticipated stone fruit of the early season. Burbank Plumcot is golden yellow with blush of rose, juicy, plum-like flesh with an aromatic touch of apricot. Fruit is the size of a large apricot with yellow skin blushed melon red. Absolutely must for your home orchard.
Growing Considerations for Burbank Plumcot
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Pollinate with one of the following: Santa Rosa or Wickson plum
Mature Size: 12-16 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 1-3 years
Shape when shipped: Lightly Feathered (some side branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 7ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our plumcot trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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