Candy Heart Pluerries


#1

My Candy Heart Pluerries have arrived!


#2

Any idea how it compares to sweet treat? Texture, flavor, size, brix, acid?


#3

Nice! One of my local nurseries gets their DWN bare root trees the week before Christmas. They ordered 20 Candy Heart’s and only received 5, all on citation. I was lucky enough to snag one, It’s a 3/8" whip and has been in the ground since 12/24. These pics were taken this morning,



#4

These sound so good. My property didn’t plan on me growing fruit trees. I didn’t plan on all these new varieties! I need more space. I will get one next year they are all sold out.


#5

couldn’t have said it better


#6

I see flower buds.


#7

Looking good, I purchased one this year. Now I have Nadia, Sweet Treat, and Candy Heart.


#8

Has anybody tried these yet?


#9

Yes, Rich tasted one last year.


#10

Candy Heart is on sale at Ison’s Nursery for $14.95, Sweet Treat Pluerry on sale for $19.95.


#11

February 2018.


#12

I bought and planted one last year. It didn’t want to grow much. It got girdled by rabbits so I think it’s a goner. I might try grafting it. I think they are on apricot roots. Do you know if I’m correct on that? I don’t want to lose the variety, and I don’t want to pay twice for it either.


#13

Your Candy Heart looks very promising!


#14

You should graft some scions of it onto other plum trees that you may have. Now is the time.


#15

Here is a photo of one. It is ready to bloom sooner than any other plum/pluot/pluerry variety.


#16

It’s the middle of winter here. We just got a foot of snow over the last few days. I will collect in a few weeks. This tree only grew 1/8" dia branches about four inches long last year. I’ve grafted two year old wood successfully before so maybe I’ll try cutting some thicker wood for grafting.


#17

That should be fine as should plum or peach roots. Apricots accept pluots very well. I don’t see where pluerry would be any different.

Dax