Flavorella plumcot


#21

My Flavorella are getting ripe. The one I ate for breakfast was 23 brix.


#22

What pollinators did you used?


#23

Do you think only nectarine will pollinate Flavorella? I bought it last fall and it had a few flowers in April but they all dropped. Only then I searched and found out it is very hard to get fruit set. I had many nectarine and apricot trees flowering at the same time with bees around but still nothing happened. It is an old apricot so I don’t know the name. Do you think next year I should hand pollinate the flowers?


#24

Apricot is probably your best source.Goldkist is mentioned,but others will work.
Hand pollinating usually does the job really well.bb


#25

I used Desert Delight Nectarine because there were no other stone fruits flowering along with Flavorella and it looks like it was a successful cross.


#26

Flavorella kernel is starting to germinate. These are the seeds pollinated by Desert Delight Nectarine.


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#28

Do you expect this will exhibit any particular characteristics based on your experience, Ulises?


#29

Since most of these plum hybrids always end up resembling a plum, I’m expecting a plum-like fruit with the flavor and aroma of a nectarine.


#30

I left it outside last week when night lows dropped to the low 30s, as a result, half of the seedling got frost damage.

Is there ant method that I can use to save it?
Should I pull it out and put it in water?


#31

I won’t pull it out. That would probably kill it and won’t help it grow back. It might well grow back just like it is. There seems to be a node there which could sprout a shoot.


#32

How big is the container?Maybe put a heat mat underneath.bb


#33

6 inch.


#34

Bad news:
A bird or some type of rodent ate my seedling, including one of my Calired kernels that was about to germinate.