Emerald Beaut Asian Plum
Prunus salicina x 'Emerald Beaut'
A delicious and unusual late-season Asian plum. Ripe fruit holds on the tree longer than any other stone fruit - two months or more. It continues to sweeten, becoming exceptionally sweet, but it remains crisp and crunchy! The Beaut has green skin, which gets yellower as it fully ripens, and yellow/orange, clingstone flesh. It may taste like a pluot, but it's all plum.
A vigorous and upright grower, it needs 600-700 chill hours to reliably set its glorious fruit. Although developed by Floyd Zaiger, it is NOT an interspecific variety. Another Asian plum or a pluot are good pollinizers. Fruit may not fully ripen in cool summer areas.
USDA Zone: 5-9
Grow Height: 12'
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: August - September
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
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