Beauty plum has a good sweet fragrant flavor and juicy. I like them a lot.
Nice Tony.I picked mine about two weeks ago and they were juicy.I gave some to coworkers and warned them about it and left the room.When I came back,one guy had it on his pants.They said the Plum exploded when being bit into. Brady
Wow those look nice. They remind me of Superior, which is also an explosive plum. I’ve been eating Satsuma that are excellent, but small.
That does look a lot like Superior.
Tony, a couple days ago I picked the last of my Beauty plums. I had about ten fruits, this was the first year for them. But they started to ripen for me about three weeks ago. They also looked more purple, and were very juicy. I doubt that I could cut mine like you did, because it would explode and won’t hold the shape. Stupid me, I did not make any pictures of the fruits.
Those look a lot nicer than my Beauty. I agree with others, Beauty is very wet. That looks like a good texture.
My beauty plum looks red inside out , but I’m not sure because fruiting for the first time only a couple fruits.
Same with mine.
Murky, this one is a little under ripe. The ripe one is more purple and very juicy just like Bubble gum plum AKA Toka.
That is amazing! My beauty plums were ripe ~2months ago.
Not sure if you’ve grown/tried Lavina…but it is amazing sweet plum. I had my first one today and it was shockingly sweet. I have a few more just starting to color up (different tree then the one i ate). So i’ll grab some pics as they ripen.
Looks good and juicy! I have Beauty plum too. It set fruits this year along with the pluots but all were destroyed by PC though I sprayed with Once & Done at least 3 times! Do you spray with anything else, besides the Once & Done Spectracide?
Good deal Rob.I have a bunch grafted. They are a very vigorous grower.Brady
Have you tried them? I think you’ll like them. The one i had was probably over ripe. I need to figure when to pick them. I had a ripe Superior today, I ate a Satsuma and then i had a Lavina. The Lavina was the sweetest…the Superior was good…but that skin is what “ruins” its perfection…the flesh is delicious…Satsuma is just that perfect plum flavor and blood red flesh.
I really (and our my kids) enjoying these plums. No or very little rot…other then some bird damage, everything has been A+…
Here was the Superior (it just fell off)
Glad to hear you are liking Lavinia, Rob. Its one of my top three plums now (Lavinia, Satsuma, Weeping Santa Rosa). Yours look bigger than mine, you must be thinning them more - it oversets a ton and I often don’t thin such plums enough.
Usually mine are barely reddening when ripe but this year I had to wait until deep red for ripeness.
I haven’t tried Lavinia yet.They were grafted this or last year.Brady
Lavina looks very good. I will try to graft it next Spring.
I sprayed Once and Done and waited for the fruits to size up a about peas size then beard netted them for pets protection.
What rootstocks/varieties do you have the Lavina plum grafted onto?
I believe i have it on 2 trees…one being an Alderman plum and the other being a seedling plum.
I only grafted Lavina last spring, so no fruit yet. I have it grafted onto a Mirabelle (from a nursery that doesn’t tell you the rootstock) and it really took off, grew twice as fast as any of the mirabelle branches. I also grafted a scion onto my multigraft stone fruit tree, originally a peach seedling, and it only put on a few inches. This year—FRUIT!