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Black Candy

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Black Plum

Ripens:  -10 to +18, During the Friar Season

 

Skin Colour:  Smooth, Shiny, Black Blooming Period:  With Santa Rosa
Shape:  Perfectly Globose

Blossom Density:  Very Heavy

Size:  Medium Anther Color:  Golden Yellow
Flesh Colour:  Brilliant Yellow Pollen Production:  Abundant, Bee Enticing
Texture:  Very Firm, Crisp, Juicy Cropping:  Heavy in California
Eating Quality:  Very Good, 19 to 22 Brix Aroma:  Moderate
Cracking:  Not Tested Cold Storage Data:  Excellent Condition up to 50 Days
Dropping:  Very Resistant to Dropping Confirmed Pollinators:  August Candy, September Candy, Black Amber

 

Notes:  A NEW black plum that may be harvested anytime during the Friar season, as it held for more than 4 weeks firm and sweet on the tree.  It was firm and juicy with 18 brix on July 15th, and still firm and juicy with 23 brix on August 13th.  The shape is perfectly globose with shiny, smooth, black skin, while the flesh is brilliant yellow.  The size has yet to be determined commercially, but it made 67mm in the breeding grounds while carrying a heavy crop during the 2001 season, but was overcropped and too small in 2002.  Not only did this variety store exceptionally well on the tree, but it maintained perfect condition for 50 days in the cold room.  Again, the blossom produces an abundance of pollen and is very enticing to bees.