I’m not going to put the typical photo of the fruit next to the packet of tobacco out of respect for Mrs Gibson (I have to give up tobacco)
It is medium in size (keep in mind that it is its first year of fruiting), but what it lacks in size, it has plenty of flavor hahaha.
It is delicious, semi-complex flavor and extra-super sweet.
It is a variety that has given me a very pleasant surprise.
Is very good.
No man no, Flavor Queen is a pluot (from my point of view) in the middle step, within the entire range of Zaiger pluots.
Flavor Queen, its normal brix is around 18º, and in a good year and well cultivated, it can reach 22º brix, but it does not have a powerful flavor.
Flavor Gem, in addition to its “excessive” brix level, has a powerful flavor.
I would place this variety at the taste level of the Flavor Blast variety (both varieties extremely sweet and tasty).
If you like Flavor Queen, you have a lot better varieties than it, in the for home gardens range.
Richard, I’m sorry for the messages directed at you.
You were referring to Davewilson, and you did not want to refer to the fact that I was not licensed to have this variety.
I apologize to you and edit the messages.
(damn Google translator)
Message edited due to a misunderstanding (Google Translate made a bad translation)
Pluots, like the rest of prunus, tolerate very cold winters well, however in Illinois you have 2 possible problems:
If I remember correctly, Illinois has a lot of humidity, so it would be advisable for you to use rootstock resistant to very humid soils such as Krymsk-86, but if you have Mirabolan, Adara, or any other compatible stone fruit rootstock in grafting with plum , and It works well on your land, you can use it for pluots.
And the second and biggest problem is that pluots, like the Japanese type plum varieties, have a very early flowering, so if you have spring frosts, it is a big problem, but if you have varieties of plums such as Santa Rosa and work well in your climate, the pluots will also fruit well.
They are very rustic and undemanding like their cousins Japanese plums, and the only problem is their very early flowering.