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Plum 'Flavour Fall'

Prunus domestica 'Flavour Fall'

Plums is stonefruit and produce smooth hairless fruit with a single stone. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety and rootstock combination for your garden. Flavour Fall needs cross pollinators, choose from the following: Souvenir, Fortune, Ruby Red, Sun Kiss. Flavour Fall is a dark red fruit with yellow flesh. It ripens at the end of summer- almost at autumn.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Trees blossom in Spring and the fruit ripen in late summer / autumn (April).

Propagation

Seed
Seeds need cold stratification - plant in Spring after a cold Winter into sandy soil. Seeds will not produce the same trees and fruit as the parents, seedlings thus need to have the desired cultivar grafted or budded onto the seedling or rootstock.

Special features

Hedge plant
Plum trees can be tree trained or espaliered into interesting shapes, including hedge rows.

Geography

Origin
Zaiger Genetics, USA
Natural climate
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Edible
Fruits is used fresh, juiced or preserved. Plums can also be used in cooking and baking. Plum blossoms make a wonderful herbal 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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