Hi Vincent and everyone,
I patiently waited, and finally harvested the Candy Heart Pluerry (see photos).
It was definitely worth the wait! I did not want to pick it too soon
or too late. Mid-early August seems like the right time to harvest this
fruit. My tree only got about 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
I live in Northern California/Silicon Valley. We have not had any rain
since May. I only watered the tree when the leaves started to droop.
Candy Heart has a long hang time, I had to pull hard to pick thie fruit.
Elephant plums drop off my tree way too soon by comparison.
Very nice taste! no typical plum tartness, except for the skin (if you eat it alone).
It has a pleasant melt in your mouth taste, not too mushy or overly soft. It is similar
to a somewhat soft sweet cherry but on a much larger fruit as far as texture goes. The taste is
just about perfect, pleasant, not too strong sort of watermellon like as far as flavor concentration
goes (without the granularity). It is much more tender than a Burgundy plum. It is like one of those
rare fruits that you can keep on eating, unlike most plum/pluots, my opinion.
It does have a plum-cherry taste. It is MUCH better than Sweet Treat or Very Cherry
Plum. I do not know about Nadia, my tree has not grown fruit yet.
The Brix reading came out slightly above 23. Not too sweet, just right in my opinion.
It is one of the very best plum/pluots that I have ever tasted, no sourness or sweet/sour taste like
an Elephant or Satsuma plum. Pleasant, tender, not over powering, or too plum like in taste. You can
taste cherry, not Bing, more like a Lapins or yellowish cherry mixed in. It is right up there with a
good peach, and would make an excellent fruit salad addition. It does not taste artificial or fruit punch like.
This fruit will make an excellent jam.
Like a good watermellon, the taste says Summer all over it. It tastes very much like a new variety of fruit.
This is a real winner! Sweet Treat Pluerry is very mediocre by comparison, my opinion.
I am very happy with Candy Heart and am looking forward to a much larger harvest next season!
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