Plum pox virus (PPV) resistant plum also suitable for areas with high Sharka pressure. Bears firm fruit that can be harvested over a long period. The tree, which is easy to care for and cut, makes the variety an ideal companion in the home garden and is also very well suited for commercial fruit growing.
Crossing: Ortenauer x Stanley, breeder Dr. Walter Hartmann, University of Hohenheim
Vigour: weak to medium strong, very good tree shape with a loose crown structure
Blossom: early, self-fertile. Late frosts should be avoided because of the early flowering.
Fruits: medium to large, 45 g, oval, dark blue with light blue wax coating
Pulp: firm and juicy, semi-freestone
Taste: sweet and sour, harmonious
Harvest season: September, long harvest window, at least half of the pulp must be yellow at the time of picking
Yield: early onset, high and regular
Special notes: certain susceptibility to Pseudomonas, so plant on good plum soil if possible. Colors early, when not yet ripe, so pay attention to the right picking time for a good aroma.
|Details and Specifications|
|Rootstock Characteristics and Description:||Wavit® is a clone of Prunus domestica ‘Wangenheim’. It was selected from a seedling population at nursery Schreiber (Austria) because of its positive characteristics. Wavit ® combines the well known qualities of ‘Wangenheims Seedling’ with good fruit size and the advantages of a clonal rootstock (excellent uniformity in the nursery and in the orchard). Trees on Wavit ® start cropping early (with standard training and management from the 3rd/4th year on) and produce regularly high yields. Besides good fruit size, the accelerated fruit ripening (some days) is of great advantage. Further positive traits of Wavit ® are good compatibility with all types of plums and also apricots. The grafting unions are hardly visible and trees do not need support. Suckers have not been observed up to now. Wavit ® has a fine root system with some strong main roots and is very winter hardy|