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CANDY BEAUT

USPP 13478

Purple Plum

Ripens:  -46, Very Near Black Beaut

 

Skin Colour:  Purple

Blooming Period:  Early to Medium

Shape:  Globose Blossom Density:  Moderate
Size:  Large

Anther Colour:  Golden

Flesh Color:  Yellow to Gold Pollen Production:  Abundant, Bee Enticing
Texture:  Very Firm, Juicy Cropping:  Heavy in a California commercial block in 2007.
Eating Quality:  Very Sweet, 15 to 19 Brix

Aroma:  Moderate

Cracking:  Very Crack Resistant Cold Storage Data:  Excellent Condition For 35 Days
Production:  Candy Beaut sets on spurs that have to be established with age.  When the tree is young, it tends to set on the tips, so post harvest summer pruning is recommended to force fruiting spurs.  Pollinators:  Candy Gem, Gandy Giant or September Candy

Notes:  A purple plum that ripens in the Black Beaut time slot with excellent attributes, including flavour, firmness, shape, crack resistance, and large size (even better than we thought).  The blossom produces an abundance of pollen and is very enticing to bees, but the variety sets better on spurs which take time to establish.