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Plum 'Mark'

Prunus domestica 'Mark'

Pruim(Afr.)

Plums are medium sized deciduous trees. For best results always ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety, rootstock and cross pollinator. The following cultivars can be used as cross pollinators for Mark: Harry Pickstone, Sapphire, Black Pearl, Fortune, Ruby Sun, Big Night, Red Diamond, Ruby Crunch, Sun Supreme. Mark plums are large and red-skinned with yellow flesh.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees blossom during Spring(September). Plums are harvested in Summer (during the first weeks of December).

Propagation

Seed
Seed will sprout after cold stratification, but will not bare the same fruit as the parent - therefor the cultivar needs to be grafted or budded on a rootstock.

Special features

Hedge plant
Plum trees can be espaliered or tree trained into interesting shapes - including a hedge row.

Geography

Origin
Mark is a variety that was developed in Israel by Ben Dor.
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, juiced or preserved. Plum blossom make excellent 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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