Dapple Dandy Pluot Tree Overview
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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.

Try yours today!

Recommended pollinators: Flavor King or Santa Rosa Plum

 

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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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100 - 129.99 29.95
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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

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