Plum pox virus (PPV) resistant self-fertile plum. Very valuable for its marketable fruit quality, excellent taste, bountiful yields and high frost resistance in wood and blossom at the level of Siberian plums.
Crossing: Bogatyrskaja x Volgogradskaja. Breeders R.V. Korneyev, L.N. Zhukova, Agricultural Research Institute NIISCH, Ukraine. Released in 2002.
Vigour: moderate, compact, slender, medium dense canopy. The variety is also suitable for smaller gardens.
Blossom: blooms in early May, self-fertile variety. Blooming flowers are resistant to mild frost.
Fruits: medium-sized, oval, weight 30 - 35 g, size 43 x 32 mm. Peel dark violet, when fully ripe blue with a strong wax coating. The fruits are easy to transport. Suitable for fresh consumption and for all types of processing. 100 g fresh weight contains 22.0% dry matter, 15.0% sugar, 1.0% acids, 9.0 mg vitamin C.
Pulp: yellow, juicy, firm with fine consistency, freestone. Juice colorless. Medium-sized stone. Stone proportion to the fruit weight is 7%.
Taste: pleasant, honey-sweet when fully ripe, full-bodied, dessert. Due to the high sugar content, the fruits are also suitable for burning and drying.
Harvest season: medium early ripening, mid-August
Yield: high and regular, averaging 30 kg / 6 year old tree
Disease resistance: resistant to Plum pox virus, generally high resistance to diseases and pests affecting plums. The variety is drought resistant and adaptable to different climatic conditions.
Frost resistance: both wood and flower buds are frost hardy
Special notes: suitable in private gardens and in intensive orchards. Due to the general disease resistance, it is particularly interesting for organic or no-spray cultivation.
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