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Dapple Dandy Pluot Tree Overview
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Unique Fruit with an Unbeatable Flavor

The Dapple Dandy Pluot® (Prunus Pluot) is also called Dinosaur Egg. The fruit is a cross between a plum and an apricot hence the name, PLUm + apricOT = Pluot. 

The Dapple Dandy is a large freestone fruit. Typically a mix of 75% plum and 25% apricot it exhibits more plum characteristics. The fruit's exterior has smooth, shiny skin closely resembling that of a plum. It is greenish-yellow with red spots, then transforms to a maroon and yellow dapple as it ripens. It's the mottled colors of the skin that earned the Dapple Dandy the nickname Dinosaur Egg.

The juicy, firm flesh of the fruit is surprisingly beautiful. It’s an intense red-pink close to the skin, fading to a pale pink near the pit.

You are sure to be intrigued by the plum-apricot flavor. It is incredibly sweet with a slightly tart finish that balances it perfectly. Much like a blend of fruit juices where the mixture is an improvement over any of the separate ingredients. Its texture is crisp and firm yet tender.

A frequent taste test winner for its distinct Plum-Apricot flavor, the Pluot is a unique fruit with an unbeatable flavor.  It is a moderately late ripening tree that can be pollinated by the Santa Rosa Plum.

* Cold hardy
* Unique fruit
* Disease and pest resistant

Recommended pollinators: Flavor King or Santa Rosa Plum

 

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Dapple Dandy Pluot Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Prunus 'Dapple Dandy'
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fruiting Time 3 - 5 years