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Plum 'Sun Breeze'

Prunus domestica 'Sun Breeze'

Pruim(Afr.)

Sun Breeze plums are green to yellow with yellow flesh. Plums are medium sized deciduous trees. For best results always ask a local nursery for advice on choosing the best variety, rootstockcombinations and cross pollinators. Sun Kiss or Harry Pickstone can be used as cross pollinators.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Fruit have the best flavor when left to ripen on the tree. You can tell when plums are ripe by applying gentle pressure with your fingers. If the skin of the fruit feels soft, then it is ready to be picked. Plums should come off the tree easily. Commercial farmers will test for sugar content and will only start to harvest if the plum have reached a high enough sugar level. They do not continue to ripen after harvesting. Sun Breeze plums are harvested at the end of January.

Propagation

Seed
Remove outer hull from ripe seed and plant in Spring after cold stratification(winter or 6-10 weeks in cold storage at 4-5 degrees Celsius). Seeds do not breed true to type.
Cuttings
Commercially plums are grafted or budded on a seedling or strong root stock, like Marianna

Special features

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

Geography

Origin
ARC, South Africa 2003
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, preserved, in cooking and baking. Plum blossom make interesting green tea.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

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