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Plum 'Laetitia'

Prunus domestica 'Laetitia'

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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, rootstock and cross pollinators. Laetitia trees need cross polliantion, Songold or Casselman can be planted as cross pollinators. Laetitia plums are bright pink-red with many small white spots, and it is harvested in late January to February. The flesh is orange-yellow in colour and the stone is semi-free.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees are in full bloom by late September. Plums are harvested during the last weeks of January into February (late Summer).

Propagation

Cuttings
Commercially Leatitia is grafted or budded on a strong root stock like Marianna.
Seed
Seed will sprout after cold stratification, but will not bare the same fruit as the parent!

Geography

Origin
South Africa 1985
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.

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