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Plum 'African Rose'

Prunus domestica 'African Rose'

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Plums are medium sized deciduous trees. For best results always ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock for your garden. African Rose is self fertile and needs no cross pollination. African Rose plums have a red-black skin with pale yellow flesh with good eating quality.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Winter
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees are in full bloom by early August. Plums are harvested during the last weeks of November.

Propagation

Cuttings
The cultivar is usually budded and grafted onto Marianna rootstock.

Special features

Hedge plant
Plum trees need to be pruned thus they can be espaliered into a variety of shapes or even hedges.

Geography

Origin
South Africa 2009
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
Fruit is used fresh, juiced and preserved. Plums can also be used in cooking and baking. Plum blossom make an excellent tea.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

Slugs and snails love new growth. Weevils or snout beetles will nibble little holes in the leaves and can also damage fruit - specially when the fruit is still young. The most common damaging pests are: red scale, thrips, codling moth, banded fruit weevil, American boll worm and fruitflies.

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