Burbank Plumcot


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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 a must for your home orchard a rare heirloom plumcot from the late 1800's.

Growing Considerations for Burbank Plumcot

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Uses: Fresh Eating

Harvest Period: Early

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Early

Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period

Origin Date: 1800`s

Storage: A few weeks

Rootstock: Mariana (semi-dwarf)

Years to Bear: 1-3 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *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.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  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.

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Lorietta Nelson
5 of 5 Stars
The fragrance of sweet floral honey is the first thing I reveled in when I picked this fruit off the tree and held it to my nose. The apricot nose mingled with the sweet plum flavor was even more spectacular. This is the third Summer since I planted it in the spring. If it hadn't been for a late frost we had in Denver last year that killed all the the flowering bodies, I think I would have had fruit in the second Summer. Having attended the last of the one room schoolhouses in Sebastopol, Ca. where Burbank himself has planted a tree in the schoolyard; I am always eager to try anything that was developed by this agricultural giant! This Plumcot exceeded my expectations!


This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 09 August, 2008.