Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fresh Fruit. 7.11.15

Crimson Pointe Plums.  7.11.15
 The Crimson Pointe plums are ripe.  Small plums, juicy but not watery, and a nice plum spiciness.  This plum is ornamental but the fruits are tasty.  Just not a marketable size.  The tree is no-maintenance.

I bought the Bella Gold Peacotums (peach/apricot/plum hybrid) at a farmer's market.  Initially I didn't think much of them.  Just kind of a generic stone fruit flavor.  After they ripened for another day, they seem sweeter, and I can taste the mix of flavors from each parent. They are pretty good.

Crimson Pointe Plum Tree.  7.11.15

Purchased Bella Gold Peacotums.  7.11.15


  1. Have not ever seen a golden plum. Wow looks yummy. I just ate plums from friends' house. Mine didn't have any fruit this yr:-(

  2. I hope you will have a great plum crop next year!

  3. Hi Daniel,
    I am new to your blog and just put some plum pit in kitchen paper towel in the fridge and also peat. Paper towel seems the better success. I have about 10 successes and are just finishing the transfer into little pots inside and will had spray and watch them. I hope they grow to trees. Should I have the seed point up and root down into the soil or just anyway and inch under the soil. Can you advise me please? Should I spray with worm wee too?
    I would be grateful for any help. With thanks Janine

    1. Janine, I think you are doing great. Growing fruit trees from seeds, is a gamble but fun. I don't think it matters whether the seed points up or down. The worm fertilizer is a popular choice, I don't think it will hurt and it might help.

      Good luck with your little trees!