Does anyone here grow Flavor Star plum?
It is of South African origin and said to be on top level. I spoke to one person who bought it from a local fruit n veg market and he was very excited about how good the plum’s taste was.
Here is the link:
Plums Cultivar Info Flavour Star - Culdevco
Does anyone here grow Flavor Star plum?
I believe this is a Zaiger, but from the photos not a pluot.
I have no idea. Maybe they changed the name because of patent issues, but if you read their description, it is their own selection that was released in 2009. Any more ideas?
According to the article, Culdevco is a distributor – not a breeder.
FYI, since you mentioned it… Changing a name only works to avoid trademark issues. It doesn’t do anything to mitigate patent issues. Not saying that happened here since I don’t know anything about this plum.
Jose mentioned Flavor Star here:
Yes, Flavor Star is a South African variety, obtained by Infruitec, and exclusively licensed by Culdevco.
It’s this plum
In Spain, Orero nurseries have the distribution of some Culdevco plums, including:
And also Flavor Star.
Don’t complicate your life, none of them is a champion variety.
I have tried them this year and the South African plums can stay in South Africa
A champion variety is this Italian one (among many others):
Thank you for the entertaining comment! Of course I will take it seriously.
Not even in their more wet dreams would South African plums come even remotely close to a simple plum variety like the Mariposa plum, which I personally consider to be a fantastic and complete plum:
- Large caliber
- Fantastic visual appearance
- Perfect texture
- Perfect balance between acidity-sweetness, accompanied by powerful flavor
But, here we enter the world of personal tastes, and I love the Mariposa variety, and there will be people who don’t like it (a matter of taste).
Guys, for lovers of plums and peaches.
This nursery is wonderful.
They have almost all the varieties of plums from the University of Alabama " AU " series ( they are very very good ) , and very good peaches as well .
And all this at an incredible price.
To start a orchard , this nursery is essential.
Thank you very much for a heck of alot of time saving Jose! I truly appreciate your knowledge. Thanks a lot.
Candyflipper, in my town, they say a lot “to the bread, bread and wine wine ,” it means that the clearer things are, the better.
If a variety is good, I say it and if it is mediocre (due to a lot of pedigree, patent reputation and so on), if I test it in my orchard and it is mediocre I will say it anyway.
Then what’s your top ten plums and top five pluots?
candyflypper we enter the confusing terrain of personal tastes.
I will tell you the varieties that I like (this does not mean that they are the best, but the best for my taste).
For its balanced sweetness-acidity flavor
- Flavor Supreme
- Flavor King
- Flavor Treat
- Flavor Finale
- Honey Punch
- Dapple Fire
For its tropical flavor
- Flavor Jewel
- Flavor Grenade
Because of its extreme sweetness
- Flavor Blast
There are many plums that I like.
Crimson Glo (for lovers of berry flavors, such as strawberry and raspberry)
Mariposa (at the quality level of any pluot)
Elephant Heart (it’s delicious)
AU-Rubrun (I’m looking forward to trying the flavor of its series sisters, especially AU-Homeside)
Tasty Sweet is extremely delicious, it’s a shame that it has a medium caliber
October Sun (super-plum)
Late Blue, very very good
Pink Saturn-5, excellent variety
Black Splendor (a classic, with all the good features)
Ruby Crunch (highly highly recommended)
Owen T, another excellent classic variety
Ozark Premier (very good, but with a tendency towards a bit soft pulp)
Luisa (very tasty)
Black Star and Laroda both good and very similar
There are many more and this is only a “minimal” summary.
Curiously, some of plums that I have mentioned are from Zaiger, and yet they do not appear in their United States catalog.
- Late Blue
- Tasty Sweet
Interesting catalog, thanks.