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Plum "F-6-2"

Prunus domestica 'F'

Pruim (Afr.)

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Plums are 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 for your garden. "F-6-2" is an almost black and slightly flat fruit.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Trees blossom in early September and the fruit ripen during the first weeks of February.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing time - Winter(seed need cold stratification). Sowing depth - 3cm; Germination time - 1-3months. Seeds will not breed true to type and seedlings need to be grafted or budded.
Cuttings
Graft or bud cuttings of the chosen cultivar onto the desired seedling or rootstock.

Special features

Hedge plant
Plums can be espaliered into interesting shapes and forms including hedgerows.

Geography

Origin
Ben Dor in Israel
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. The most common damaging pests are: red scale, thrips, codling moth, banded fruit weevil, American boll worm and fruitflies.

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