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Flavor Grenade Pluot

Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 2, 12 at 18:14

I'm really glad that I planted a Flavor Grenade Pluot. What's not to like about this fruit? Crunchy, juicy, good sweet/tart balance, and holds well on the tree. I'm interested in hearing what folks have to say about this tree. Mine is on Myro 29c, which seems to be doing well with blazing hot western exposure.


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RE: Flavor Grenade Pluot

mrclint, the Flavor Grenade seems to do very well in our area. I had some at the Vista Farmers Market and was really shocked at first off, how crunchy they were, but not hard, and secondly, how very sweet they were. I will be picking one up and squeezing it in somewhere. Mine weren't really tart at all, but not super ultra sweet. Just right for me. I bought a big bag of them, and I confess, I only let my husband have one. :-) What are you using for a cross pollinator?? Better have one in my line up, as I'm quickly running out of room. I'll have to graft a cross pollinator possibly.

Patty S.


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RE: Flavor Grenade Pluot

Most delicious fruit in my orchard. Sets lots of fruits. However, in the PNW these pluots do lose alot of foliage to brown rot (or something) every year. So I get more and more blind wood every year. Impossible to prune them down to size and still have any viable wood left. So I let it grow without any pruning. I think they would die completely with a less vigorous rootstock. But if you're going to grow a pluot in the PNW, this is the one. Just remember this ain't pluot country.


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RE: Flavor Grenade Pluot

  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 2, 12 at 23:33

I have Burgundy & Beauty Plum, as well as Flavor King and Dapple Dandy Pluots in close proximity for cross pollination. Maybe the sweet/tart/tang that I'm picking up is on fruit not yet fully ripe, and/or because the tree is a bit young. The crunchy juiciness is there in spades and cannot be denied. As much as I love Flavor King, it is really unappealing if picked a bit early. Not so with Flavor Grenade.


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RE: Flavor Grenade Pluot

Good to know, mrclint. I will have a Dapple Dandy right next to it, and both a Burgundy and a Flavor King down in my pick and walk orchard. I only have room for a few new things this next bare root season, and Flavor Grenade is definitely one of them.

Patty S.


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RE: Flavor Grenade Pluot

Flavor Grenade grafted branch does not ripen here for another month at least.
I have Dapple Dandy and Flavor Heart and Flavor King trees. They are all tough to crop. Flavor Heart does well after the PC in June. Flavor King has been cracking this year. Dapple Dandy has been rotting. The DD fruits are getting huge I hope enough make it till ripe! As these pluot trees mature in size will enough fruits beat out the PC, birds, rot and cracking, time will tell.


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RE: Flavor Grenade Pluot

My unsprayed Flavor Grenade pluots are brown rot magnets compared to my other plums, and I end up eating them before disease strikes, but before they're fully ripe, and they're not really so good eating at that stage. This year that was near a month ago.


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