Dapple Dandy Pluot Tree
Dapple Dandy Pluot® Super Sweet Taste
- Cold Hardy
- Unique Fruit
- Disease and Pest Resistant
Also known as "Dinosaur's Fruit" or "Dinosaur Egg," the Dapple Dandy Pluot® Tree (Prunus Pluot) is a sweet cross between an apricot and a plum, hence its name, a combination of the words "plum" and "apricot." This delectable and somewhat exotic large freestone fruit is essentially a mix of ¾ plum and ¼ apricot, with all the sweet juiciness one might expect from such a delightful combination.
A fun and tasty option for all fruit lovers, the Dapple Dandy Pluot is an ideal variety to plant for kids in the family, your own or someone else's. Kids love watching the fruit develop, and the sweet taste helps them expand their evolving palates.
The fruit's exterior is covered in a smooth, shiny skin closely resembling that of a plum. Its greenish-yellow red-spotted exterior develops into a maroon and yellow dapple as it begins to ripen. It is the fruit's spotted appearance and mottled skin coloring that won it the moniker of "Dinosaur Egg."
The flesh of the Dapple Dandy Pluot is juicy, firm and unexpectedly lovely with an intense reddish pink hue that fades to a pale pink near its solitary pit.
The taste is amazingly sweet with a slight tart finish for the right balance in the mouth. One might think of the fruit's taste in much the same way as a fruit juice blend where the combination of flavors is more pleasing than the juice of a single fruit. The texture is crisp and firm, yet tender.
A regular taste test champion for its distinct plum-apricot flavor, the Pluot is a unique fruit with an unbeatable taste. It is a moderately late ripening tree that can be pollinated by the Santa Rosa Plum.
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Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Prunus 'Dapple Dandy'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|