Opal Plum


#21

Thanks for the new replies, Dax and Bob. Since the odds are at least decent that the graft will live (providing it’s done properly…whole 'nother issue) I can proceed with the graft, maybe do some budding when I get new buds on the graft, and get a Euro tree as needed. I’m down to my last unused corner of my fenced area, and I gotta think carefully about what will go there.


#22

I took a pic today and it seems OK to me. It was a chip bud (using only an elastic band to secure it) that I made on 8/29/2015, so it has grown for 2 years. I see what looks to be flower buds on it, so maybe it will fruit at the same time as it’s parent tree that I got the wood from.


#23

Jesse,

Were the Opals gummy in texture like some euro plums can be? Or were they melting and juicy?

The pictures are beautiful.


#24

Opal plums were nicely textured, not all that tjuicy like my Japanese hybrids. Kinda firm like my Stanley, but a bit more delicate. At full ripeness the flesh was like jelly. I still have a gallon or so in the freezer, these are really firm😉
Thanks for the complement, its feels good to look at photos of some summer fruit now…