Early, highly productive Siberian plum intended mainly for northern growing areas with cold winters and unsettled spring weather. Valuable for excellent fruit flavor, resistance to fungal diseases and high frost resistance. An interspecific hybrid of Cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera), Japanese plum (Prunus salicina), Ussurian plum (Prunus ussuriensis), and Chinese plum (Prunus simonii).
Crossing: Obinaja x Kubanskaja Kometa, breeder G.V. Jeremin, A.A. Sedin, L.I. Taranenko. Released in 2002.
Vigour: moderate, flat canopy, moderately dense
Blossom: early, the variety is partially self-fertile, so it produces crops even without the presence of pollinator. If there is a pollinator nearby, the harvest will be higher and more stable. A suitable pollinator is another variety of Siberian plum, Japanese plum or Cherry plum. Blooming flowers are resistant to mild frost.
Fruit: large, 50 g on average, round to oval, red-violet with a fine wax coating. Suitable for direct consumption and further processing.
Pulp: yellow-orange to orange, firm, medium-juicy, semi-freestone
Taste: highly rated, pleasantly sweet and sour
Harvest season: early, early July
Yield: high, stable and regular, early onset, already in the 3rd year after planting
Disease and frost resistance: high
Usage: the variety is particularly suitable for peripheral areas of stone fruit cultivation. Suitable for organic or no-spray culture.
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