Flavor Grenade is green skinned pluot blushed with red. Flavor Grenade will hang on the tree for 4-6 weeks while getting sweeter yet retaining its crunchy texture. 300-500 chill hours, requires an Asian plum pollinator. Pollinate with another Pluot or Inca plum.
Growing Considerations for Flavor Grenade Pluot
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Early
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: A few weeks
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Fresh Eating
Origin Date: 1945 and beyond
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Rootstock: Mariana (Semi-dwarf)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*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.
Our fruit trees and berries 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 since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits