@Stan - That’s a beautiful tree! Your lot is soooooo huge, I am jealous!
@jaypeedee@Antmary - That’s probably it, smart thinking there!!! Makes perfect sense that Flavor Supreme being a fuzzy plant would bloom so little! Only way to be a 100% sure is if I get some fruits this year.
@bleedingdirt - How are the blooms on your flavor supreme this year?
Yes, you guys are so awesome! Thank you so much!!! Mystery solved I don’t have high expectations for FS. So I feel much better that FG might be the flowering one!
rayrose - Think about grafting EB or ED for something similar to FQ. My ED blooms profusely but don’t know yet about fruit set. At my farmers market I always like ED better than FQ but I am a sugar junkie. EB Plum is an excellent fruit as well.
subdood - started my orchard in spring 2016, I prune very aggressively to keep my trees tiny. Lucky you! I love getting new trees, good luck!
I only have one scaffold, I like it enough to keep around. I could top work it at any time too, if I change my mind.
Yes, it is not consistent. You will get fruit from time to time. One good thing is I noticed when I grafted other varieties to it they tend to be very vigorous, it makes a great rootstock. FS may outgrow it’s inconsistent behavior, I have found most fruits need some time to produce. Others just may not work in your environment. nice to find winners, and you know taste is just one aspect. If you don’t have fruit, that also leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
Luisa Plum - Wow very nice choice! I’ve never tasted it but remember reading the interesting story about this plum . May be one day when I learn to graft, I’ll give this one a try.
ED - Emerald Drop from Dave Wilson Nursery.
Don’t give up on Flavor Supreme, I find it very vigorous and sets plenty of fruit after the tree gets some size. In my opinion it is the very best Pluot out there, outstanding flavor! I usually only have to thin the doubles so to me a perfect tree. Here is a pic of the FS fruit set on a 3 year old graft that is on a Peacotum tree.
Where are you located? I think you get more chill hours than us in San Jose, CA. My tree has sized up nicely over the last five years. It sets great looking spurs but hardly any flowers or fruit. Last year, I had a better bloom than this year and I hand pollinated like crazy with Flavor King, Santa Rosa and Burgundy. Still got just five fruits. Not a lotta hope this year!
I am in Orangevale Ca, 25 or so miles east of Sacramento. We do get more chilling than you, and if you are not getting flowers it is most likely a chill factor. However, our last 2 winters we have had very low chill hours, so have you. Also a whole lot of rain at bloom time last 2 years. If we start getting some more normal winters we all will get more fruit. Having a good pollinator next to your FS will also help out. If I remember right, Flavor King blooms with FS as well as Geo pride.