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Plum 'Lamoon'

Prunus domestica 'Lamoon'

Plum(Eng.), Pruim(Afr.)

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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. Lamoon needs cross pollination, select from the following: Laetitia, Songold, Ruby Star, Red Diamond, Ruby Crunch, Sun Supreme. Lamoon plums are large and sweet, with a greenish yellow skin and yellow flesh.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees blossom during early August and plums are harvested in mid January.

Propagation

Seed
Seed need a cold period, but the new seedling will not bare the same fruit as the parent.
Cuttings
Commercially the variety is budded or grafted on a strong root stock, like Marianna

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
This cultivar was bred by Ben Dor in Isreal.
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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