I have always liked them better. I still like plums too though! Most people new to my fruit, think Arctic Glo is a plum because of it’s red colored flesh I guess? The taste is not like regular nectarines. And they called it a plum after eating them, had no idea they were nectarines.
Taste though is so subjective. I read today where Scott thinks tayberries are not as good as many other raspberry-blackberry crosses. Whereas I prefer them to the other raspberry-blackberry crosses. Half the posts I read on loganberry say it’s a plain Jane. The other half love them. With that in mind as I stated before, I like Nadia a lot. It’s really interesting that some people describe fruit as dull, but to me they are anything but dull. That much of a difference. I’m thinking growing conditions might be a factor here as i can’t understand how perceptions could be so different. I found Satsuma plums completely boring and almost tasteless. Out of all my stone fruit, it’s last in flavor. Maybe location of tree or just a bad crop, it was the first time it fruited. But then on my tree with 4 pluots (now about eight!) the best position was had by Flavor King. Yet to me Dapple Dandy with an eastern exposure, was way better, and even Flavor Queen (West) tasted better to me. It’s mild but very tropical tasting, almost coconut like. I could eat those all day. Anyway it’s taught me I have to taste the fruit myself. Relying on other peoples opinion is not working for me. Nadia doesn’t taste like any plum I ever had.
It could be just the crop as The nectaplum was very dull and boring it’s first two crops, and the third year it exploded in flavor and was my best nectarine. So who knows? I almost dug it up, and still may if I get another dull crop. I decided to graft all my trees, so nothing is being pulled out.
The good news is we can work the Nadia, or The Satsuma to fruits we do like, so it doesn’t matter what the original tree is, easy enough to change.
You mentioned grafting low, yes, you must do that for sure.
Is it possible to buy pollen instead?
I think it’s a good move anyway, I would do the same. Move to self fertile fruit.