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CANDY GEM

USPP  15809

Black Plum

Ripens:  -54, Between Red Beaut and Black Beaut

 

Skin Colour:  Black Blooming Period:  Early
Shape:  Globose Blossom Density:  Very Heavy
Size:  Medium to Small Anther Color:  Golden
Flesh Color:  Yellow to Gold Pollen Production:  Very Abundant, Bee Enticing
Texture:  Very Firm, Juicy Cropping:  Usually Overcrops
Eating Quality:  Very Sweet, 16 to 19 Brix

Aroma:  Moderate

Cracking:  Not observed to have a cracking problem. Cold Storage Data:  Excellent Condition For 30 Days
Primary Value:  Pollinator for Candy Beaut  and Candy Giant. Cropping:  Very Heavy Every Year!

 

 Notes:  A NEW release about one week before Black Beaut with only small to medium size with all other attributes outstanding, including flavour, firmness, shape, crack resistance, and long term cold storage capabilities.  The blossom is prolific, produces an abundance of pollen and is very enticing to bees, making the variety an excellent  pollinator for Candy Beaut, Yummy Beaut and several other early blooming varieties.