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Plum 'Reubennel'

Prunus domestica 'Reubennel'

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Reubennel plums are green with red turning red in cold storage. The flesh are orange to yellow. 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.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees blossom during late August (Winter). Plums are harvested at the end of December (mid Summer).

Propagation

Seed
Seed need cold stratification (cold winter or keep at 4-5 degrees Celsius for 6-10 weeks) but will not produce fruit true-to-type.
Cuttings
Commercially plums are propagated by grafting or budding unto a strong rootstock like Marianna.

Special features

Hedge plant
Plums can be tree trained or espaliered into interesting shapes including a neat hedgerow.

Geography

Origin
Bred by NIVV out of a Gaviota x Mentley x Wickson cross and was released in 1978.
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Edible
Fruits are used fresh or preserved. Plum blossom make interesting green 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.

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