Black Splendor plum

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Comments

This fruit is larger and earlier than the industry standard, Santa Rosa. This variety has an estimated chilling requirement of 500 hours.

Commercial or trial status

Commercial

Origin

A USA plum variety

Maturity

Early season plum. It is a USDA release that ripens early to mid-December and one week before Santa Rosa.

Fruit

Oblate fruit, medium in size.

Skin

Blue/black with mahogany colour on the shoulders.

Flesh

Beet-red flesh with a tart flavour.

Pollinator Notes

Other early plums e.g. Santa Rosa. This extra-early bloomer requires a pollinator.