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Ate my first Flavorosa Pluot today

Posted by Steve357 N. CA (My Page) on
Thu, May 29, 14 at 23:31

I have to say, I'm not all that impressed. My tree has been in the ground a little over 2 years and this is the first crop (15 or so)
They don't taste bad, but they just don't have that WOW of some of the other Pluots. Also, they don't hang on the tree,
they seem to drop once they get near ripe.
On a better note, my Flavor Supreme's are starting to show some color!


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RE: Ate my first Flavorosa Pluot today

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Fri, May 30, 14 at 8:54

IME Flavor Supreme is vastly superior to Flavorosa. The later has dropped for me and tasted about like yours. Ditto off the tree in DWN test orchard Reedley, CA. Of course the catalogs make Flavorosa sound superb. I didn't have any better results with Flavor Royale. It was supposed to blow the socks off Flavor Supreme and ripen earlier, ha, wrong on both counts!

The only way I've ruined Flavor Supreme is by leaving too many on the tree or over watering. Just planted another 4 trees and ripped out those losers.


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RE: Ate my first Flavorosa Pluot today

FN,

I had a Flavor Supreme and it procduced very light fruits even with a Santa Rosa 10 feet away. What plum varieties did you hand pollinate your FS.

Tony


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RE: Ate my first Flavorosa Pluot today

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Fri, May 30, 14 at 9:44

Tony:

I hand pollinate Flavor Supreme with a variety of pluots. When hand pollinating I go in a circle collecting pollen and pollinating everything in turn. With as many varieties as I have it's all luck of the draw.

The last two yrs my Flavor Supreme way overset with hand pollination. Last yr I left about 100 fruit on a small tree in a pot, wrong, and they weren't too good. This yr I've left about 30 and expecting much better results. I'll probably not eat half those and give away the rest so why not thin more.


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RE: Ate my first Flavorosa Pluot today

Excellent! Next year I will try pollinate it with F. King, F. Grenade, Dapple Dandy, and Pluerry. I Just want about 40 good fruits on a large tree. THX.

Tony


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RE: Ate my first Flavorosa Pluot today

Tony, within a 30ft radius of my Flavor Supreme I have:
Flavorosa
Flavor King
Elephant heart
3n1 of Splash, Geo Pride, Emerald Drop
Santa Rosa
Satsuma
Flavor Queen
Dapple Dandy
Flavor Finale
Dapple Supreme- planted this year (I let it set a couple of fruit so I could sample)

I took fruitnut's advice and started hand pollinating my FS last year. I use one of those padded brushes that women use to apply eye makeup. My FS has been in the ground 4 or 5 years. Last year I had about 30 fruit, This year I had to thin like crazy and per fruitnut's advice I left about 50 fruit .


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RE: Ate my first Flavorosa Pluot today

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Fri, May 30, 14 at 10:31

Steve: Great job!! I hope your FS is up to expectations!


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