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August Candy

USPP 14247

Red/Purple Plum

Ripens:  +8 to +20

During the Last Half of the Friar Season

 

Skin Colour:  Smooth, Shiny, Red to Purple Blooming Period:  Medium, With Santa Rosa
Shape:  Flattened, Globose

Blossom Density:  Very Heavy

Size:  Large Anther Color:  Yellow
Flesh Colour:  Yellow to Golden Yellow Pollen Production:  Abundant, Bee Enticing
Texture:  Firm, Juicy Cropping:  Very Good Almost Every Year
Eating Quality:  Very Sweet, 18 to 21 Brix Aroma:  Moderate
Cracking:  Some Shoulder Cracking on Very Large Fruit Cold Storage Data:  Excellent up to 30 Days
Tree Habit:  Upright Confirmed Pollinators:  September Candy, Autumn Candy, Black Amber

Notes:  A red plum that matures during the last half of the Friar season.  It is firm, juicy, 18-21 brix, globose and flattened in shape, and golden yellow in flesh color.  The size has shown to be very large on peach root, but struggled during the severe California heat of 2006 with weak shoulder colour and some internal heat damage.  This variety stores very well in the cold room.  Again, the blossom produces an abundance of pollen and is very enticing to bees, making the variety easy to set using one or more of the above pollinators.  It is an excellent pollinator for September Candy and several other varieties.