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Sierra Sweet

USPP 8969

Purple Egg-Shape Sugar Plum

Ripens:  -15 to +25

A Unique Style of Plum

Skin Colour:  Purple Blooming Period:  Mid season
Shape:  Oblong (Goose Egg)

Blossom Density:  Heavy

Size:  Medium Anther Color:  Yellow
Flesh Colour:  Yellow Green Pollen Production:  Weak
Texture:  Firm Cropping:  Good with Correct Pollination
Eating Quality:  Excellent  17 - 18 Brix Aroma:  Moderate
Cracking:  None noted Cold Storage Data:  Fair
Dropping:  None Noted Confirmed Pollinators:  August Candy

A unique plum similar in quality to a sugarplum but MUCH larger than a traditional sugarplum.  This variety once had cropping problems in Australia because of a lack of pollinators.  August Candy has now been confirmed as the pollinator.  Adequate wind protection needed as this variety can scar in windy situations.