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Plumcot for Southeast

Posted by WLH8723 8 mid west Ga. (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 25, 14 at 12:29

The southeast is hot and humid. I understand that most plumcots will not do well here. Has anyone had any luck with plumcots? Name the best pure plum for the southeast that would be close to a plumcot in flavor etc.


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RE: Plumcot for Southeast

WLH,
I never grew any plums back home in east-central AL; just relied on the native Chickasaw types. But, my understanding is that some of the AU (my alma mater, WarDamnEagle!) selections are pretty good - and they were bred in your neck of the woods.
I've tried a number of plums, as well as some pluots, apriums, and peacotums here - all were a bust. But, the 'Guthrie' selection of P.angustifolium is a winner here - and the fruits have a peach-like flavor. If you like that sort of thing.

Here is a link that might be useful: Southern Plums @ JF&E


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RE: Plumcot for Southeast

Spring Satin is supposed to be a good plumcot for the SE. I just put one in this winter. It was developed in Byron, Ga and is supposed to have good disease resistance. Reviews I've read on its flavor have also been good. You can also search GW as there are lots of threads about it. Additional info below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spring Satin


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